Catalog #: 1979.0445.42 Accession #: 1979.0445
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 17.5" H x 11.25" W
Cotton bunting. Blue star in the center of white field; red border.
The Man in Service flag was used in both World War I and World War II. It is also known as the Blue Star Flag. Each family was entitled to hang a small Man In Service flag in their window to signify they had a family member in service. The flag was about a foot long and was hung vertically. The blue star was covered with a gold (actually yellow) star if the family member died in action.
Country: United States
Wars: World War I, World War II