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I for one hadnt ever seen this Disney design. Hopefully some of the experts can give more insight. I just thought it was worth sharing and to show the far reaches of the war effort.





Pancho Pistolas.jpg

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13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups




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Interesting pic.Thanks for posting it.

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941




" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell



Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw



" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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You can see a color image of a repro of the "wing panel " and an image of the unit patch they used on my Facebook page

"WW2 Leather Sqd/Group Patches" can't load the photo here .........


See a color image of the wing panel and Squadron patch on the forum under Reproduction items .....

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Attached is the original emblem designed by Disney on behalf of the 201st Fighter Squadron (Mexican), which

was attached to the 58th Fighter Group, Fifth Air Force from 30-April-1945 through V-J Day.


As you can see, the 'field application' of this insignia (as represented in the photo) was substantially simplified

in both application and detail from its original design. This was not uncommon during the war as actual painting

of these emblems was limited by the artistic skill available within a given unit at the time a photo was taken.


Anyway, thought you might get a kick out of seeing the original concept for design.




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I have this design listed in my database as having been created by Disney artist Hank Porter in January 1945.

Wanted: Disney World War II related items.




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I have a patch order coming in soon for the "original" design the Mexican 201st Fighter Squadron used , when I get it finished I will post a photo of it , I did another verision recently , but it differs from the one I'll be doing .

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