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Appearing in "The Doomed Battalion"Edit

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  • Nurse Ann

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Synopsis for "The Doomed Battalion"Edit

A cobbled together airplane crash lands on Blackhawk Island. From it, Blackhawk pulls a small, noisy Chinese man in colorful coolie costume. The new arrival tells the Blackhawks that Nurse Ann (seen in Military #1 has set up a haven for crippled soldiers in Yugoslavia. She has made an enemy of a price gouging merchant by giving away food for free. The Nazis bombed the haven but the wounded soldiers shot down two of enemy planes. Chop-Chop, as the Chinese man calls himself, used the wrecks to build the plane in which he arrived. He’s come for help as Nurse Ann’s haven will soon be overrun by 10,000 Nazis. The Blackhawks fly off to the Drina Valley in Yugoslavia. The Blackhawks organize the locals and develop a plan of defense, but Markov, the food merchant, betrays them to the Germans. Blackhawk himself protects explosives at the base of the dam they plan to blow to drown the Germans, after first getting a tearful embrace from Nurse Ann. Andre reluctantly triggers the explosion since that was Blackhawk’s orders. The dam blows, flooding the valley and wiping out most of the Nazi invaders. Somehow, Blackhawk escaped death and leads everyone in a fight to finish off the enemy. The Blackhawks take to the air and smash the Nazi fighters in an amazing display of flying skill. When everyone is back on the ground, the German commander tries to shoot Blackhawk in the back, but Andre pushes him out of the way and is wounded in his place. Andre, knowing he is dying, rolls down a mountain to start an avalanche that traps the remaining Nazis in a cave. The last we see of him is his hand sticking out of a pile of boulders. The Blackhawks drop Ann and her nurses by parachute into England and then return to Blackhawk Island to face an irate Chop-Chop. A final page is used to inform the reader to look for a full-color map of Blackhawk Island in the next issue. And it provided another opportunity for more “humor” with Chop-Chop.

Appearing in "The Blue Tracer"Edit

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  • Yang Fu (Single appearance)[1] (First appearance)

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  • Sin Fang (Single appearance)[1] (First appearance)(Death)
  • Imperial Japanese Army

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Synopsis for "The Blue Tracer"Edit

Over the Burma Road, the Blue Tracer is fighting a Japanese bomber. Its guns jam so “Wild Bill” Dunn rams the bomber, smashing it into pieces. The Blue Tracer comes through without a scratch and lands near a railroad. The local mandarin, Yang Fu, warns them of approaching Japanese Army forces. They make a plan to use the Blue Tracer against them but the plan is overheard by Yang Fu’s servant, Sin Fang, who is a Japanese agent. The servant stabs Yang Fu after Dunn and Jones leave. Jones chases Sin Fang over a cliff and the agent dies. The Blue Tracer’s crew organize the local Chinese into a defense and then flys ahead to destroy a trestle bridge as the troop train is crossing. The Chinese finish off the few troops who survived the plunge into the valley. Bill and Boomerang are thanked by Yang Fu.

Appearing in "Loops and Banks"Edit

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  • Loops McCann
  • Banks Barrows

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  • Curtiss SBC Helldiver

Synopsis for "Loops and Banks"Edit

On a training mission, one of three Curtiss SBC Helldiver two-place scout bombers crashes on a Pacific Island. "Banks" Barrows lands his Helldiver to rescue the downed flyers and "Loops" McCann uses an experimental lamp to light the carrier’s deck so Barrows can land in a thick fog.

Appearing in "Secret War News"Edit

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Synopsis for "Secret War News"Edit

Secret War News – the story of Yugoslavian school children delaying the Nazi invasion.

Appearing in "Yankee Eagle"Edit

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  • Jerry Noble

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  • Sam the eagle

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  • Captain Smeel (Single appearance)[1] (First appearance)

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  • Senator Noble

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Synopsis for "Yankee Eagle"Edit

Jerry Noble enlists a crew of animals to “man” an old destroyer. His eagle, Sam, leads the destroyer to rogue submarines that are attacking American shipping. They ram the sub and capture the bad guys.

Appearing in "Shot and Shell"Edit

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  • Sam Shot
  • Slim Shell

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Synopsis for "Shot and Shell"Edit

Stranded in Portugal, Shot and Shell foil a gang of Nazi agents.

Appearing in "Miss America"Edit

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  • Jasper

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  • Sampson

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  • Daily Star

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Synopsis for "Miss America"Edit

Reporter Joan Dale tracks down a gang that is printing fake war bonds. She uses her powers as Miss America to stop them.

Appearing in "Archie Atkins, Desert Scout"Edit

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  • Archie Atkins

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  • Achmed
  • Jack Bailey

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  • Billy the goat

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Synopsis for "Archie Atkins, Desert Scout"Edit

Archie, Jack and Achmed dress as German soldiers to stop a combined German and Italian attack on Benghazi.

Appearing in "Death Patrol"Edit

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  • Death Patrol
  • Butch O'Keefe
  • Del van Dyne
  • Gramps
  • Hank
  • Slick Ward

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  • Hawker Hurricane

Synopsis for "Death Patrol"Edit

The Death Patrol discover that a German flat-topped dirigible is serving as both a bomber and a flying airfield. They land their Hawker Hurricanes and over power the crew. Learning that the dirigible is just a diversion from an attack on Calais, they take off and stop the Germans. Back on the dirigible, Slick is overpowered and dies when his pals return to destroy the air ship.

NotesEdit

  • Bob Powell is also credited as Bud Ernest in this issue.
  • Includes a two-page text story by Tex Blaisdell titled "Blackout", about a sixteen year old British girl, Barbara, who rescued a child from a burning building during an air raid.


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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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