Flashback Friday: Greaseball

From Shorpy: “October 1943. Frederick, Maryland. “Greaseball, a mascot at the Stevens Airport.” Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information.”



  1. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Oh my gourd that’s the cutest freaking puppeh. Scruffeh puppehs are the best. :3

    Shorpy owns too.

  2. oneskunktodd says:

    More than a mascot, he also served as an emergency backup windsock. 🙂

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Ditto on what Blue Footed Booby says. I freakin’ WANT!

  4. ScoutsMom says:

    My little kitty was a grease ball, too. He was found in a parking lot and was quite dirty so I called him “my little greaser”. Because of that and his golden color, I decided to name him Ponyboy. Those of you who were children of the 80’s will understand. “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.”

  5. Smartypants says:

    My dad served on B-24’s over Europe – his crew had a puppeh mascot named “Flaps” who appears in some of their pictures. Super cute!