For many traditions, Battle Insignia has been created to help “encourage” and “lift up” men at war. This is especially true for the US Navy. The interest of Young’s “Battle Insignia” continued to grow and requests to have Young’s artwork on submarines were in demand. Young created patches and artwork for the 14 submarines in Manitowoc, Wisconsin during the war. One of 14 submarines were named after a fish. Ray Young created artwork for men on the specific sub related to his piece of art. This Mapiro piece was gifted to George, a man whose name is handwritten in short detail on the back of the frame. After WW2, Ray Young worked with top notch design companies (while freelancing), including: Mil Print-Baby Ruth, Kingsbury Beer & was a Photo Retoucher and Steel Cabinet Designer for KOHLER’S and his Catalog’s. Young finished his career by creating and retouching at the Mirro Office at Manitowoc in Wisconsin for over 40 years. In 1991 the collection of fourteen went up on display at the Art Exhibit-The Maritime Museum. This Original RARE piece of Artwork is something you can view while remembering and honoring our history. The outside of the artwork is framed with a mirror. There is some flaking on the back part of the frame-mirror. Portrait featured: Ray Young (Submarine Photo Index). Maritime Museam Digital Archive. Herald Times Report: Jacque Dickenshield, Reporter, “Legends of the deep surface in submarine insignia”. A percentage of this sale will be donated to: Fallen American Veteran’s Foundation. Q’s always welcomed. The item “WW2 ORIGINAL Art Mapiro 376 Navy Sub Military Insignia Fish RARE Artist R. Young” is in sale since Friday, July 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches”. The seller is “crystallovesvintage” and is located in Spokane, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States