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"Lady Moe" the donkey mascot of the 96th Bomb Group. Associated caption: 'Lady Moe was Queen of the Heath, and she was free to roam wherever she pleased. She was so popular on the base that both the ball park and movie theatre were neamed for her. Furthermore, like many other pets on the base, she was a seasoned aviator and had actually been on a bombing mision. So she related well to the flying crews and could be seen at the control tower "sweating on" the bombers returning from a mission. Cigarettes were a favourite of Lady Moe, she ingested them as chewing tobacco.'



  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...


  • Lady Moe Donkey

    Military | Mascot
    Lady Moe, a Tunisian donkey, was the mascot of the 96th Bombardment Group. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:09 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection