Lot 394: Brigadier general's red felt one-star car pennant, 9.75 x 6, used by General Douglas MacArthur sometime between 1918 and 1925. A couple small moth holes to one side, otherwise fine condition. MacArthur rose to the rank of temporary brigadier general while serving in France during World War I, receiving his generals' star on June 26, 1918. He retained this wartime rank through his appointment as superintendent at West Point, serving there for two years before taking command of the Military District of Manila in the Philippines. He received his second star in 1925. MacArthur presented this flag to his closest aide, General Courtney Whitney, who served under MacArthur and later played a major role in the post-WWII liberalization of Japan. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Whitney's daughter-in-law.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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