RARE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

GERMAN LABOR FRONT ortsgruppe party flag

TAKEN DOWN BY A MEMBER OF THE FAMOUS AMERICAN 100TH INFANTRY

WHEN THEY CONQUERED THE GERMAN VILLAGE ÖDERNHARDT IN EARLY 1945!!

LIFELONG GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY!

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RARE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

GERMAN LABOR FRONT ortsgruppe party flag

TAKEN DOWN BY A MEMBER OF THE FAMOUS AMERICAN 100TH INFANTRY WHEN THEY CONQUERED THE GERMAN VILLAGE ÖDERNHARDT IN 1945!!

LIFELONG GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY!

Here is the rare opportunity to purchase an original 56-1/2 x 49-1/4 inch or 1450x1250mm double sided flag which has been the official Ortsgruppe banner of the Deutsche Arbeits-front (DAF or German Labor Front), the Nazi worker's organization of a German village. The flag has silver fringes on three sides, the fourth side contains five spring safety hooks where it was attached to the pole. This type of flag is also documented in the Organisationsbuch der NSDAP. The flag was taken down at the town square of the village Ödernhardt near Stuttgart by Robert Charles Ausburn,Jr who served in the well known 100th Infantry Division in early 1945. He shipped it home as a war souvenir and it was kept in a dry safe place in the family home ever since! The flag is in splendid condition and comes with a full money-back guarantee for authenticity. This is the best original Ortsgruppe flag you will ever find, it is absolutely flawless! Making this flag must have been very labor intense as all components of this double sided flag are sewn on, not printed on!

The 100th Infantry Division in World War II:

Activated 15 November 1942 at Fort Jackson, SC, under the command of Major General Withers A. Burress (VMI, Class of 1914), who commanded the division throughout its training in the States and all of its combat in the European Theater.

In all, in 185 days of uninterrupted ground combat, out of an authorized strength of 13,688 officers and enlisted men, the 100th Infantry Division sustained 916 killed in action, 3,656 wounded in action, and lost 180 men missing in action. The overwhelming majority of these were sustained by the three infantry regiments, which together were authorized 9,771 men; in other words, considering that the infantry units were rarely maintained above 80% strength, about 50% of all the infantrymen in the Division became casualties in the course of achieving the Division's magnificent record. In liberating or capturing over 400 cities, towns and villages, one of them the village Ödernhardt where Robert Charles Ausburn, Jr. took this Ortsgruppe banner down, they defeated major elements of eight German divisions. In this process, the men of the 100th inflicted untold casualties on the enemy, the only calculable number of which is the 13,351 enemy prisoners taken.

On 10 August 1945, the Division was alerted for redeployment to the Pacific Theater for the invasion of Japan. Two atomic bombs and the personal intervention of Emperor Hirohito allowed the Division to stand down a week later.

Although occupation duties throughout a 50 by 80 mile sector around Stuttgart began immediately after V-E Day, on 10 August 1945, the 100th Infantry Division was alerted for deployment to the Pacific Theater of Operations to participatc in the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands. Fortunately for Centurymen, their families and their progeny, the Japanese surrendered a Few days later, and on 17 August, the 100th Infantry Division stood down for redeployment from the European Theater.

The soldiers of the 100th Infantry Division earned several Medals of Honor, 36 Distinguished Service Crosses and over 500 Silver Stars for valor in combat. To preserve the esprit de corps and fellowship forged in their grueling training and six months of bitter combat, the men of the Division formed the Association of 100th Infantry Division in 1946, and have held annual reunions ever since.

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GERMAN LABOR FRONT ortsgruppe party flag

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