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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Airmen of the 386th Bomb Group with their Squadron Mascots. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 30 Spet 1943.' [stamp] and '285960.'[Censor No.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AMERICA'S "RED DEVIL" [a censor has omitted 'Red Devil'] flyers. USP/2247-8. Men in the Squadron are quick in acquiring pets, some of which are designated squadron mascots. (Left to right) Private Walter E Kelly, Chicago, Ill, T/Sgt ME Shank, Dayton, Ohio, Private F Carpole, Brooklyn, New York and S.Sgt James M Marcus, also of Brooklyn, display an assortment of livestock bought at the Garden Fete auction. The duck is "Windy", the goat "Rose Bud", the small dog "Salvo" and the larger dog "Flak". There were two ducks and a rooster; the boys got hungry one night- ate the rooster and one of the ducks.'



  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...



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