Admiral Haley’s 4 Star Admiral Flag
The following pictures show Admiral Halsey’s 4 Star Flag in detail which was his personal flag during the Peace Treaty Signing for World War II on September 2, 1945. The flag was present during the Peace Treaty Signing to end World War II. Coxswain Frank Orban, my grandfather was on Admiral Halsey’s Personal Staff and followed Admiral Halsey from the USS Louisville and USS New Jersey which went to port on May, 1945 to the USS Missouri and finally the USS South Dakota.
April 10, 1945, Louisville delivered Admiral Halsey’s 50 officers and 100 staff to the battleship Missouri at Guam. My grandfather, Frank Orban was 1 of the 100 enlisted staff to accompany Halsey onto the USS Missouri from the USS Louisville. On September 5, 1945, my grandfather was transferred again 3 days after the Surrender Ceremony to the USS South Dakota following Admiral Halsey home to the United States into San Francisco, CA.
Here is a video showing the above flag on Admiral Halsey’s Admiral Gig. The video is the only one known of Admiral Halsey’s Admiral Gig. You will see the original video un-altered and and edited video slowed down and lightened up.
On September 5, 1945, 3 days after the Surrender Ceremony, my grandfather, Coxswain Frank Orban was transferred again to the USS South Dakota following Admiral Halsey to his new flagship the USS South Dakota. The USS South Dakota made it’s way home to the United States and into San Francisco Bay.
Here is a video clearly showing Admiral Halsey saying goodbye on the USS South Dakota and leaving on his Admiral’s Gig, which my grandfather Frank Orban was the driver. He is the short guy above the #7 on the Admiral’s Gig. Please watch video to end to see the above flag featured on Admiral Halsey’s Admirals Gig (downloaded from historicfilms.com) :
Here is another video showing Admiral Halsey’s Admiral Gig:
Unedited Video of Admiral Halsey’s Admiral Gig:
Edited Video of Admiral Halsey’s Admiral Gig Slowed Down and Lightened Up.