Gremlin Special crashed
mountain hid behind the clouds
only three survived
senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
note: running out of time, almost midnight so no pic. Was hoping to find a government one since it was a big event at the time but no luck on the National Archives catalog although I found a few WWII gremlin posters
Reading K Versus’s post about gremlins, I learned that during WWII pilots thought the little monsters were sent by their enemy to muck up the works. The government even created propaganda posters against them.
Looking up gremlins, I came across this crash/survival story:
On May 13, 1945, a group of 24 military folks, mostly from the Maintenance Division, took an afternoon sightseeing trip over Baliem Valley in Western Papua Guinea on Gremlin Special,a Douglas C-47 Skytrain. At that time, the maps marked the area unknown and the valley was nicknamed The Hidden Valley.