D-Day invasion flag sells for $514,000 via Heritage Auctions

lfAn American flag that led the first U.S. troops onto Utah Beach during D-Day on June 6, 1944, fetched legendary dollars on Sunday via Heritage Auctions.

It sold for $514,000 and was purchased by Bert Kreuk, a Dutch art collector who lives in New York as well as Switzerland.

“This is one of the most important historical American flags ever to come to auction, a symbol of our freedom,” Kreuk told the auction house, “And with our freedom I mean that of Europe in particular.”

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