Ciapek, official mascot of 305 bomber squadron. Flew many missions, logged as a ‘passenger.’ On one of his missions, the plane never returned and was presumed lost at sea. It seemed he was killed in action, months later he reappeared in a nearby town. How he had survived the plunge into the sea, etc. remains a mystery. ID'd by his collar, which had the RAF Polish station’s name and small wooden bombs on it—one for each of the missions he had flown on. Ciapek was reunited with 305 Squadron.
[Laura Tarrish] The love of maps is a trait that seems to bind many artists and graphic designers. Traditionally, maps have been a way to describe our physical world, create order where there is chaos, chart development, and help us find our way. But for some, they are also a jumping-off point in the process of creating new visual realities and exploring relationships both physical and emotional. http://www.mohawkconnects.com/feltandwire/2011/01/28/underway-destination-map-quest/