"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Original Patch

The original Squadron patch, showing Donald Duck emptying a chamber pot on a Rising Sun, was designed by an 80th crewchief, MSgt Yale Saffro (a pre-war Walt Disney Studios artist), and distributed to Squadron personnel in April 1943. It was chosen over a design submitted by the Disney Studios which showed a black sheep. While Saffro’s design very accurately reflected Squadron sentiments, flight personnel began to have second thoughts and felt that it could provoke the Japanese into additional brutality in the event they were shot down and captured. Thus, it was never officially adopted by the 80th Fighter Squadron.

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