Flag, United States, USA

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Physical Description
United States flag carried and flown by a C-17 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Summary
In response to the 9/11 attacks, the United States Air Force conducted a variety of missions in support of counter-terrorism operations in the skies over Afghanistan. On of the more unique of these missions was the airdrop of over 1 million Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs) to innocent Afghans. This flag was carried on board a C-17 transport aircraft that was participated in one of these humanitarian missions.
Credit Line
Gift of the United States Air Force.
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar
2001
Inventory Number
A20020404000
Materials
Cloth, Nylon.
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 91.4 × 152.4cm (3 × 5 ft.)
3-D (folded): 27.3 × 57.1 × 4.4cm (10 3/4 in. × 1 ft. 10 1/2 in. × 1 3/4 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous