Gremlin Mascot 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. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.