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Yamamoto’s Flag

apanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s Rising Sun rank flag, which flew from the bridge of the battleship during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, recently fetched $40K at auction. A member of the U.S. Navy prize crew that boarded the captured battleship in Tokyo Bay in August 1945 retrieved the ensign and brought it stateside. was sunk during the 1946 Bikini Atoll nuclear weapon tests.

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