Lady Moe

    Lady Moe, a Tunisian donkey, was the mascot of the 96th Bombardment Group. She was found starving in an Algerian slum in August of 1943 by a B-17 crew taking part in the famous Regensburg-North Africa shuttle mission. She accompanied the crew back to England on August 24, 1943 on the return leg of the shuttle mission. On this return trip the crew bombed Bordeaux, France, making Lady Moe the only known jackass ever to fly on a combat mission.
    She adapted well to her new home at Snetterton Heath. She participated in many patriotic events in England and served as the Army mule mascot at the Army-Navy football game at London's White City Stadium on November 12, 1944. She had stories written about her in newspapers and magazines all over the world.
    On October 3, 1945, she wandered onto a railroad track near the airbase and was killed by a train. She was buried at the airbase in a simple ceremony. To those who served with her, she will always be remembered as the "Queen of the Heath".

Photos of Lady Moe