Gremlin Who's Who

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Title

Gremlin Who's Who

Description

A collection of 13 cartoon drawings depicting gremlin characters by Sergeant William Akrill. Referred to in letter #18081.

1. Gremlin photoflash (Will Gremlin)
2. Gremlin crews for the convenience of Mark VIII (Georgie Gremlin)
3. Gremlin intercomm. Mark I B (Oswald Gremlin)
4. Gremlin meteorology Mark III C (Thor Gremlin)
5. Gremlin undercart Mark I C *** (Charlie Gremlin)
6. Gremlin compass Mark I (liquified) (Algenon Gremlin)
7. Gremlin navigator for distraction of (Douglas Gremlin)
8. Gremlin intercomm. Mark II* (Adolf Gremlin)
9. Gremlin computor Mark I (Cuthbert Gremlin)
10. Gremlin navigation Mark V (modified) (Popeye Gremlin)
11. Gremlin astro-nav Mark I (Professor Gremlin)
12. Gremlin turret Mark I (Dick Gremlin)
13. Gremlin astro-nav Mark II* (modified) (Stella Gremlin)

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-01

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

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Seven double page document

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Identifier

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Transcription

GREMLINS
WHO’S WHO
BY
BILL AKRILL
(WHO SHOULD KNOW)
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
GREMLIN PHOTOFLASH
Will Gremlin
WILL GREMLIN lives in a Photo Flash
As some bombadiers [sic] have discovered.
So when you’re testing – don’t be rash
Or you’ll find that you need not have bothered
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
GREMLIN CREWS FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF MK VIII
George Gremlin
If you’ve a date in London City
Or sigh for the sights of Northampton –
GEORGIE GREMLIN can work it pretty.
Take him and go bombing to Shalston
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
Oswald Gremlin
[underlined] GREMLIN INTERCOMM. MK IB [/underlined]
Don’t blame the Wop if you get
No joy on the Intercomm.
OSWALD GREMLIN’S on the set
And your plug is detached there.
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
GREMLIN METEOROLOGY MK III C
Thor Gremlin.
He’s chasing Depression all over the sky
Reducing the Met to distraction
He’s roaring around in a Thunder Clap
and rousing Cold Fronts into action
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN-UNDERCART MKIC [3 symbols] [/underlined]
Charlie Gremlin
There ONCE was a Pilot called Brown
Who wrote off his kit and his crew.
Tho’ he came in to land with his chassis not down –
Don’t blame him. CHARLIE GREMLIN flew.
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
GREMLIN – COMPASS MK1 (LIQUIFIED)
[underlined] Algenon [/underlined] Gremlin
The Balloons of London Town ahead –
We should BE at the Bristol Channel.
Oh yes, we were steering Red on Red!
But ALGY was on the Instrument Panel
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
GREMLIN NAVIGATOR for DISTRACTION of
Douglas Gremlin
For more lost Dividers I searched around
But DOUGLAS GREMLIN was having such glee
That they nor Protractor were never found
And filled in once more a 664B
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN INTERCOMM. MK II [symbol] [/underlined]
Adolf Gremlin
When intercom. Begins to howl –
Howls and shrieks get really grim,
Then ADOLF GREMLIN’S on the prowl.
Mistreated helmet entices him.
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN COMPUTOR MK I
Cuthbert Gremlin
Phoney readings, shakey [sic] winds,
Drifts applied the wrong way round.
These are CUTHBERT GREMLIN’S sins.
And will occur where he is found.
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN – NAVIGATION – MK V (MODIFIED) [/underlined]
Popeye Gremlin
Here lies the body ‘tis sad to relate
Of a young Navigator named Bill
Oh, his D.R. was right! He met his fate
‘Cos POPEYE GREMLIN had shifted a hill.
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN – ASTRO-NAV MK I [/underlined]
Professor Gremlin
Should you get wrong L.H.A.,
Or not correct for Wander –
PROFESSOR GREMLIN’S passed that way;
He’ll your precious moments squander
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN – TURRET MK I [/underlined]
Dick Gremlin
Down in the Turret where nobody goes
Sleeps the Rear Gunner forgotten of men
And save for DICK GREMLIN there’s nobody knows
The Hydraulics have gone for a Burton again
[page break]
[cartoon drawing]
[underlined] GREMLIN – ASTRO-NAV MK II [symbol] (MODIFIED) [/underlined]
Stella Gremlin
On a clear and starry night,
If you cannot find Altair
And in the South the Plough is bright
STELLA GREMLIN has been there

Collection

Citation

William Akrill, “Gremlin Who's Who,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18097.

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