U.S. Flag from PT 109

U.S. Flag from PT 109, replaced July 1943, the month before the boat was sunk

Material: Cotton
Measurement: 15 3/4" x 25"

United States flag from the PT-109 motor torpedo boat, which flew on the vessel during Lieutenant John F. Kennedy's command in April-August of 1943. This wind-tattered flag was replaced by a new one shortly before PT 109 was sunk; it is one of the few physical remnants from the boat that still exists.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; accession number MO 68.46