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Letter from Walt Disney with a design for the WASP insignia


WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS

January 29, 1943

Miss Byrd Granger
c/o Fifinella Gazette-Army Forces
319 Flying Training Detachment
Municipal Airport
Houston, Texas

Dear Madam:

In compliance with your telegram of the 22nd. inst., we are sending you under separate cover design of insignia which we trust will meet with your approval.

You have permission to use this design and the name "Fifinella" as an insignia for the Womens Flying Training Detachment and you may also incorporate the same at your discretion in any issue of your Fifinella Gazette published at your station.

This permission shall be construed in the nature of a license from us to you in behalf of the 319th Flying Training Detachment. It is specifically provided, however, unless specifically agreed to by us in writing, this design and the name "Fifinella" must be confined to non-commercial and non-profit making purposes. Of course, we shall be glad to cooperate with you in the event your Detachment shall desire to use the design and name on stationary, pins and similar merchandise. Naturally, such use must be confined to your outfit unless we give you permission to the contrary.

Please be assured of our pleasure in cooperating with you and we trust that this little contribution on our part may be of assistance in building morale.

Yours very truly,
WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS
By Gunther R. Lessing
Vice-President

Courtesy of The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University


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