|Official logo of the First Motion Picture Unit|
Many of the artists from animation's so-called Golden Age were not actually in combat during WWII but served in one form or another, usually working for the US Army Signal Corps in the First Motion Picture Unit turning out training films for the various service branches. There were both East Coast and West Coast units, most of the veterans who worked for Jay Ward served on the West Coast at Fort Roach, Hal Roach's studio facility in Culver City.
|Ward director Bill Hurtz is seated second from the right in the bottom corner.|
Roll call for Jay Ward's artists (staff, freelancers or subcontractors) who served their country in the US military:
Veterans still with us:
May we always remember those who served.
This list is by no means exhaustive and if anyone knows someone who should be on it, please let me know.