U. S. Coast Guard c.1943
U. S. Coast Guard c.1943
Rare original set includes official U. S. Coast Guard Ensign size #5 (15” h x 25”w) and Commissioning Pennant 50” used on the harbor patrol craft coxswained by William Hyler Lippincott USCG.
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Rare original set includes official U. S. Coast Guard Ensign size #5 (15” h x 25”w) and Commissioning Pennant 50” used on the harbor patrol craft coxswained by William Hyler Lippincott USCG. Also included is a copied document from District Coast Guard Officer, Third Naval District 42 Broadway New York, N.Y reads “To: Lippincott, William H.(581-732) Cox. (R) – Harbor Patrol Fleet. Subj: Commendation for performance on duty; I wish to commend you for splendid performance of duty on 24 April, 1943 in connection with fighting the fire which occurred aboard a vessel loaded with munitions in New York Harbor, N.Y. Your courageous conduct as a member of the crew of a Coast Guard vessel which assisted in the operation was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service. Stanley V. Parker, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard. District Coast Guard Officer, Third Naval District.” Also too with a corresponding brass plaque. Coxswain William Hyler Lippincott was one of the Coast Guardsmen commended for his actions that day and this display was undoubtedly a proud family piece for many years. Nicely framed overall h. 24.5″, w. 33.5″. Ensign and pennant manufactured for Coast Guard has only light wear and age toning and is in very good condition. Accompanying is an official U. S. Coast Guard Commissioning Pennant No. 7 (2 ” h x 50”w) that was flown from the mast-head on commissioning and is likewise in good condition. Also included is a photograph of Cox. Lippincott as well. This is an extremely rare, wonderful item for your display and quite difficult to get these original pennants, especially named and associated with such heroic action. Wonderful set for your display. (8109-115) (VG+).
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