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CGAS Annette Island Donald Duck - Authorized or Borrowed?

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I do not have this one in my database of 1,100 or so authorized images (they did around 1,200), so I'm missing images and entries for 100 or so.

 

I have never seen this one in 30 years of collecting.

 

Cheers,

 

David


Wanted: Disney World War II related items.

 


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Aloha David,

 

The patch I originally posted has the look and feel of a late 1950's Gemsco and now I've found a later (1960's) carded Gemsco version online. (From Wess Wessling's USCG Patch Archive)

 

The only real difference is the color as the earlier one has a yellow stripe and the later Gemsco has an orange stripe on the aircraft.

 

I'm thinking that a reputable company like Gemsco, Inc. had to have approval to use Donald Duck on their product?

CGAS Annette Island Alaska Gemsco not mine 001.jpg

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It could be a Disney design, but I don't have a record of it. Also depends when the patch was created as my database only goes to 1945. :)


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Another difference I see is that one is a Detachment and the other a Station.


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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