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This is an awesome piece of WW2 Walt Disney artwork that hung in Gopher Ordnance Works in Rosemount, MN until the plant was decommissioned in 1945-1946. GOW made smokeless powder that was used on Naval 16" guns and such. Edward Hutchinson worked for Dupont during the decommissioning of GOW and this original artwork was thumbtacked to his wall at the Dupont Belle WV plant until he retired in the 1980's. I secured this piece from his grandson this week. This piece was NOT drawn and signed by Walt Disney - he commissioned Harry Porter to draw and sign for him. This piece is not in the Disney war art book - because honestly until now it does not exist. Still a cool one of a kind concept piece. The grandson had it professionally framed to preserve it

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Really cool. I love ww2 Disney related items!

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Way cool!! I still hike around GOW every once in a while. The ruins are still there, though most of the open spaces are used for agricultural research by the University of Minnesota. Last time I was down there I found a few hand grenade spoons (the guard trained there in the 60s/70s).

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Great piece! Love that Disney war-art! Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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