United China Relief was an organization in the 1940s which brought together different philanthropic organizations operating in China. Its fundraising campaigns which raised money need to help Chinese refugees during the war, were publicized by posters such as these. The representation of the Chinese in WWII poster art were sympathetic and they were depicted in a realistic fashion (albeit with a hint of idealism and romanticism), quite in contrast with previous caricatures and stereotypes of the Chinese in earlier decades as short, pig-tailed, long-clawed aliens.
Image 1: WWII-US. A Chinese patriot looks up as aircraft circle around him. A Chinese man in military uniform and cap looks toward the sky. Several tiny planes circle him. The planes and his cap bear the 12-pointed sun symbol of the Chinese forces. Near the right edge of the poster are four Chinese characters in red which roughly translate as “Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation.” Artist: Gaydos. Size: 56 x 36 cm. Date: between 1941-1946?
Image 2: “This man is your friend: Chinese: he fights for freedom”. Photograph of a smiling Chinese soldier in uniform with cap. Creator: United States, Office of Facts and Figures, in 1942.