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M.C.A.S. El Toro, California - insignia


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#1 disneydave

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:47 PM

The image in this post comes from a recent acquisition: the cover of a 1947 history book on the history of Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro.


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The matchbook cover is also in my collection.

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The hardcover yearbook type publications were printed up after the war and sold to men who had served in the unit. They are loaded with photos and document the unit's history during the war. I have similar books for the 133rd Naval Construction Battalion (seabee), the 78th Naval Construction Battalion (seabee), and the 13th Armored Division. I also have the 1943 edition of Capstan, which was published by the first class of the United States Naval Reserve Midshipman's School, Notre Dame, Indiana. All contain examples of the unit's Disney-designed insignia. The Capstan contains a Disney illustration.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

It is also shown in the Jeff Milstiens book on USMC WW2 patches.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

It is also shown in the Jeff Milstiens book on USMC WW2 patches.


For completenss sake, here is an original patch out of my collection. It is not the one in Millsteins...

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

Sweet looking patch - they nailed the design perfectly! Thanks very much for sharing.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:35 AM

This plaque from MCAS El Toro, CA and photo of the recipient are in my collection.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:36 AM

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