Airman Banjo A. Burro furloughed during Berlin Crisis call-up of 1961-62.

Airman Banjo A. Burro, the Missouri mule mascot of the 131st Fighter-Bomber Wing, was unable to accompany his unit to France and was placed on indefinite furlough to a farm near Wentzville, MO. When the unit obtained him in 1957, he was the rustic type, but quickly adapted to military life at the organization's headquarters at Lambert Field. He was recommended for promotion several times, but it was denied because of his indifference to military rules. It was this spirit of indifference which endeared him to his fellow Airmen. (Photo by 131st Bomb Wing)

PHOTO BY: st Bomb Wing
VIRIN: 111220-Z-NE814-004.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.