Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fifinella the Gremlin Mascot

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a fun, interesting and educational diversion during our long trips down I-95 as we head towards Walt Disney World. The gigantic B-17, The City of Savannah, is being restored and is one of the focal points of the museum.

In one of the multitude of exhibition areas, I was surprised to see a mascot logo that looked familiar. The Fly Girls of World War II tells the stories of the women that served as pilots and as part of flight teams during the second World War.

Fiflinella the Gremlin!
Fifinella was the official mascot of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) and was designed by the Walt Disney Studios. Fifinella is a character from the 1942 Roald Dahl book, The Gremlins.

To learn more about the insignias that the Disney Studios designed during the war, visit David Lesjack's Toons at War and Jeff Pepper's 2719 Hyperion.
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