Mari Beth Wheeler
(June 14, 1922 – October 19, 1987)
She served in the military during World War II, coming from Washington, DC, to Chicago for First Post-Radar-Contact-with-the-Moon Con in 1946, “wearing the crow-and-stripe of a third-class Petty Officer, representing a most recent promotion,” according to Bob Tucker’s conrep from Bloomington News-Letter 4 (April 1946).
From the mid-1940s through early 1950s, she lived in Bloomington, Illinois, pubbed her ish and hung out with Tucker. She was the uncredited inspiration behind the notorious Three Fingers published by Tucker and Walt Liebscher in 1945.
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