Hank Porter was the Disney artist who designed at least 75% of the estimated 1,200 combat insignia designs to come out of the Disney Studio during the war. Porter began his career with Disney in 1936 as an animator, but was moved into the Publicity and Merchandise Art Department when the light from the animator's board strained his eyes. The R.A.F. Eagle Squadron insignia was just the sixth design created by Porter.
This image appears on several items made during the war including a cachet, a Card-O gum card, an iron-on transfer, and a Hearst newspaper gummed insignia stamp. The design was made in February 1941 and rates as one of my all-time favorites.
Edited by disneydave, 02 July 2007 - 08:29 AM.