Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Day the American Flag Flew Over Moosburg

Stalag VII was liberated on April 29, 1945. This Nazi Flag was torn down from top of city hall in Moosburg, Germany and replaced with an American Flag on that same day. It was signed by over 100 POWs and returned to the United States by the 303rd Bomb Group's Angelo P. Petix. The Petix family donated the flag to the Mighty Eighth AF Museum in Pooler, GA
If you or a family member signed this flag, please contact us. (The website has a link to super-size the flag and check the signatures on it close-up)

Message written on the captured flag by Maj. Andrew S. Low, Jr. 453rd Bomb Group.

An interesting story about the liberation of Moosburg is found here
Thanks to Marilyn Walton for this story idea.

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