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    D-Day Assault Ship Gold Beach USS LST-21 48-Star Flag.
    Approximately 60 x 84-inches. Marked " LST 21" on the obverse hoist. LST-21 was already a seasoned veteran of beach assaults by June 6, 1944. Previously she had participated in several Italian operations, an operation in Burma, and extensive convoy duty. Prior to the Normandy invasion she was transferred with other ships of LST Division 101, Group 51, Flotilla 17, from detached duty with the 11th Amphibious Force to British operational control. LST Division 101 consisted of LST-21 as the flagship, along with LST-17, LST-25, LST-72, LST-73, LST-176, and LST-520, all under the tactical command of Commander William S. Blair, USNR. The Division was assigned to Force G, Group "Able." She landed 20 officers, 205 enlisted men, 33 Sherman tanks, 24 trucks and other assorted vehicles under heavy German bombardment. She returned to England with 206 wounded.

    Condition: Machine-sewn stars and stripes. Zinc grommets. Very good.

    This flag was formerly in the collection of Dr. Clarence Rungee, and is accompanied by his original museum inventory sheet with identifying information.


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