Did Betsy Ross Really Make the First American Flag?
Betsy Ross and Assistants Sewing the First Flag - Painting - Hulton Archive / Getty Images. "Betsy Ross", born "Elizabeth Phoebe Griscom", also later known by her second and third married names: "Elizabeth Ashburn" and "Elizabeth Claypoole", is widely credited with making the first American ... Wikipedia
26-G-3634_Box 70_1: Invasion of Leyte, Philippines, 20 October 1944. First American Flag of Liberation Raised on Leyte at H-Hour Plus Two Minutes. From a Coast Guard-Manned LST, the sixth wave in the swift succession of amphibious thrusts against the beach of Leyte island advances with guns ready. The American Flag, first to be planted by Liberation Forces on that sector of the invasion beach, was placed in the shell-torn palm tree at H-Hour plus two minutes. U.S. Coast Guard photograph...
Original Photo Caption: Stars and Stripes Retaken - Platoon Sergeant Donald C. Bushnell (left) of Nampa Idaho and Captain Louis Wilson Brandon Miss. both Marines hold the first American flag to be retaken from enemy hands on Guam. Below the Stars and Stripes is the first Japanese battle banner to fall to Marines when they landed on the former United States base in the Marianas." July 30 1944. Defense Dept. Photo.