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This star window flag was used by the family of 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung, who was a pilot with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. McClung trained in Nieuport aircraft and flew in the SPAD XIII in combat. He was discharged in 1920. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This star window flag was used by the family of 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung, who was a pilot with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. McClung trained in Nieuport aircraft and flew in the SPAD XIII in combat. He was discharged in 1920. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

The star window flag (or banner) was designed in 1917 by United States Army Capt. Robert L. Queisser of the 5th Ohio Infantry, in honor of his two sons who were serving in World War I. Its popularity grew tremendously during World War II, when the design, colors used and measurements became more standardized, and pins were manufactured for family members to wear on their clothes.

This particular item was used by the family of 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung, who was a pilot with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during WWI. McClung trained in Nieuport aircraft and flew in the SPAD XIII in combat. He was discharged in 1920.

This item measures approximately 9-3/4 inches high by 6 inches wide. It is made of olive drab felt with white, red and blue cotton thread and a metal hangar at the top.

Donated by Edgar B. McClung.

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