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Man-In-Service Flag
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Man-In-Service Flag

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

Physical Description

Cotton bunting. Blue star in the center of white field; red border.

General History

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
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