In August 2006, an email came in to the Through Our Parents' Eyes in-basket asking if we had information on the origins of Superstitious Aloysius. The character, after all, was painted on many WWII bombers. The sender later found that Superstitious Aloysius was originally a gold-plated and enamel pin designed by Albert Freedman. There is also evidence of a patent on Superstitious Aloysius. Our thanks to Dominique Taddei.