With that said, what did I learn from this book?
Disney insignia were not only made for US units, but also for a small number of UK (RAF an Royal Navy), Canadian, Free French and Free Polish Forces.
Going by what was included in the book, a large number of these insignia seemed to have been made for stateside units. That might just be
based on the one's chosen for illustration.
Thought was given as to what characters were suited for which units, and vice versa. Mickey, for example, was not considered particularly
belligerent or warlike, so was often reserved for Home Front activities. Donald Duck, on the other hand, with his fierce temper, was considered
perfect for fighting units.
Naval units, in particular submarines named after fish, presented a problem for the Disney staff... mainly because prior to World War II the Disney universe was
notably lacking in aquatic creatures.
Requests for insignia came from high and low, including Captain Lord Lewis Mountbatten.
The book recites some interesting statistics as to who were the most popular characters for insignia with, you guessed it, Donald Duck leading the pack. Oddly, female characters were few and far in between.