Commissioning pennant from the USS IOWA Battleship IV. Object No: 891, tagged only
Three members of United States Civil Air Patrol and three members of Canadian Air Force drill team held this flag during ceremony in front of the grandstand at the Iowa State Fair, 1950. 45th Annual picnic of Iowa association of Long Beach and the Iowa Association of Southern California August 12, 1950 at Recreation Park, Long Beach, the presentation of colors by Iowan W. Ward Johnson, former congressman from California on behalf of the Iowa Association of Long Beach to the State of Iowa. Receiving of colors by Frank W. Merriam, former governor of California, designated by Governor William S. Beardsley of Iowa to receive same on behalf of state of Iowa. The pennant was always flown when the U.S.S. Iowa went out of port. Flown from the starboard yard arm.
Accessory information located in the Notes section.
|Source||Merriam, Frank F|
|Collection||Iowa Battle Flag Project|
USS Iowa Battleship IV