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Gremlin Mascot

This good luck mascot -- a gremlin -- flew on all of the donor's B-17 missions over Germany from 1942-1945. The crew was part of the 482nd Bomb Group (Heavy). The mascot was made locally by a woman in the village near Alconbury Air Base, England. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This good luck mascot -- a gremlin -- flew on all of the donor's B-17 missions over Germany from 1942-1945. The crew was part of the 482nd Bomb Group (Heavy). The mascot was made locally by a woman in the village near Alconbury Air Base, England. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

This good luck mascot -- a gremlin -- flew on all of the donor's B-17 missions over Germany from 1942-1945. The crew was part of the 482nd Bomb Group (Heavy). The mascot was made locally by a woman in the village near Alconbury Air Base, England.

Although this gremlin was considered a good luck charm by the B-17 crew, the concept of gremlins became popular during World War II as creatures who were responsible for accidents that occurred during flight.

Donated by Staff Sgt. Theodore Carter.

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