My Dad has 2 Japanese flags with signatures from hisplatoon, 1st Platoon, Co. B 503 PRCAT.INF. Negros.
Places listed are Leyte, San Angelo, TX, Hollandia, New Guinea, Finch Haven, New Guinea, Mindora and Panay.
Signatures on a small flag are Joseph Pesenke of Philadelphia, PA, Jerry Hawkins of Mobridge, SD, KenRommel of Bala Cynwyd, PA, Bill Dawson of Belle Vernon, FL, Jimmie Posserall of West Haven, CT, Will J Shook Sr of Wapoto, WN, Leo W. Bertrand of West Warwick, RI, Leslie Adams of Terre Haute, IN, Charles H. Mason of Liberty, KY, Tony Kurpis of Miller, MA., Edward Labac of Wilmington, CA, Bud Root of St Paul-6-MN, Herbert P. Henneke of Orange Grove, TX, Tobcanpo Ortega of San Carolos Luy Occ., and Gene Hayward of Wichita Falls, TX
On the larger flag:Mac Rommel, Nolan D. Colcher ofTopeka, KS, Henry G. Hale of East Hartford, Ct, Clayton C. Higgins of Springfield, MA, Henneke of Grove, TX, Tom Gunnell of Mt Airy, NC, Bob Maxwell of Alhambra, CA, Charles E. Johnson of Bloomfield, NJ, Jean D. Lundry of Clayton, MO, Bill Dawn of Belle Vernon, FL, Claude Allen of Chester, PA, Jesse Miller of Iron Mt., MI, James W. Dowdle of Caledonia, MS, Fred A. Goetz of San Angelo, TX, Roland Fluet of Portland, ME, Joe Farrell of Boston, MA, Charles Frey of Butte, MT,Morrey Droney of Cleveland, OH, Mike Sanders of Aberdeen, SD, Clayton C. Higgins of Springfield, MA, Richard Guetite of San Raphael, CA, Henry G. Hall of E. Hartford, CT, Edward Labac of Wilmington, CA, Willis S. Mills of Canton, OH, Edward Little of Little Creek, DE, and Ray Rowak of Yonkers, NY.
Would like to have contact with these fellows or their families to compare notes.There were more names, but my mother washed the flags when Dad came home.She did not realize the signatures would wash out.My Dad was known as DD Moorehead.