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    Hank Porter "Gremlin" WWII Insignia Illustration (Walt Disney, 1940s). When Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach) was a British Flight Lieutenant, assigned to the British Embassy in Washington, DC, during WWII, he wrote about "Gremlins." "Only pilots and Navigators and gunners who fly can see these things!" Walt Disney was so intrigued by these Gremlins, that he began working on an animated project of the characters. It never saw production beyond a series of Disney comic book stories by Walt Kelly. Dahl did release a Gremlins book in 1943, with art by Bill Justice. These important World War II Disney characters went on to be used in 28 war-time battle insignias. This is a design done by Hank Porter, for Headquarters 56 -- Air Interceptor Battalion. A "striking" image on vellum paper of a Gremlin with lightning bolts. Color codes are written throughout the drawing for the final color design. Marked #1046 on paper measuring 10" x 8". Fine condition.

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