Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Disney & WWII

A mention of Disney and WWII came up recently of all places on the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) pages. Apparently during the war Disney designed a number of insignia for service unit patches, designs for aircraft art and so on. One of those insignia, which you can read about here, was for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, a predecessor to today's NOAA and its NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps.

There are several interesting, and perhaps challenging to research, aspects of this blog post: art and WWII, the history of the National Weather Service etc. You might be pleasantly surprised though to see how much you can find on tricky things like this with the aid of a librarian!

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