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* Blackhawk was shot down not less than twenty-two times.

The Blackhawks led hard lives and took terrible wounds in their long and violent careers.

History

Blackhawk, Quality Universe, 1939 ~ 1956

  • Blackhawk was shot down not less than twenty-two times.[1]
  • Blackhawk walked away alive from not less than twenty-two aircraft crashes.[2] Six of these crashes were deliberate.[3]
  • Blackhawk has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than sixty-eight times.[4] His head has been hit with horse hooves, rifle stocks, pistol butts, shrapnel, a blunt-tipped arrow, a desk clock, thrown rocks, gripped rocks, a vase, a brick, a lead pipe, a log, several clubs and sticks, a blackjack, some fists, a wrench, a hammer, and unknown other blunt instruments.
  • On at least nine occasions Blackhawk has received bullet wounds.[5]
  • Other injuries: Blackhawk once got a stab wound that left him hospitalized.[6] He once got a dose of phosgene gas and was bedridden for some time by that.[7] He once whacked his ankle badly enough to be immobilized, in the wilderness, for a week.[8] He has been blinded, for a week, by the flare from a pistol shot.[9] Blackhawk has been subjected to prolonged severe torture not less than seven times.[10]

Blackhawk, Earth-One, 1944 ~ 1977

  • Blackhawk was shot down by Mr. Freeze in Blackhawk #117. He also had his left arm frozen solid.
  • Blackhawk was shot down by the Sky Raven in Blackhawk #122.
  • Blackhawk is shot down with a blowtorch arrow, in Blackhawk #128, 1st story.

Andre, Quality Universe, 1939 ~ 1956

  • Andre was shot down at least thrice.[11]
  • Andre survived at least four plane crashes.[12]
  • Andre has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than seventeen times.[13] His head has been hit with an avalanche, some clubs, some blackjacks, some rifle stocks, a pistol butt, an alien robot fist, a heavy goblet, a pipe, and a stick.
  • On at least five occasions Andre has received bullet wounds including machinegun multiple shots.[14]
  • Other injuries: Andre once had his face smashed into unrecognizeability, and endured severe amnesia for six months, after which he underwent facial reconstruction plastic surgery twice in a few days.[15] Andre got badly burned in a hangar fire, and was bedridden for some time, with bandages covering his entire upper body.[16]

Andre, Earth-One, 1944 ~ 1977

Chop Chop, Quality Universe, 1941 ~ 1956

  • Chop Chop has been shot down at least twice.[17]
  • Chop Chop has survived at least six plane crashes.[18]
  • Chop Chop has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than ten times.[19]
  • Chop Chop has been shot thrice. [20]
  • Chop Chop was tortured, on a rack.[21]
  • Chop Chop was burned badly enough to require hospitalization.[22]

Chop Chop, Earth-One, 1944 ~ 1977

  • Hendrickson and Chop Chop were stunned in an elevator crash, in Blackhawk #117, 2nd story.
  • Chop Chop was magically "shot down" in Blackhawk #227.
  • Chop Chop gets shot down with an arrow-firing "shrapnel" arrow, in Blackhawk #128, 1st story.

Chuck Wilson, Quality Universe, 1942 ~ 1956

  • Chuck got shot down at least four times.[23]
  • Chuck has survived at least five plane crashes.[24]
  • Chuck has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than eight times.[25]
  • Chuck has been shot once.[26]
  • Chuck had all the information pulled out of his brain, by an alien machine, temporarily reducing him to amnesiac idiocy.[27]

Chuck Wilson, Earth-One, 1944 ~ 1977

  • Chuck's left leg was fractured in Blackhawk #117.
  • Chuck gets head-punched unconscious, then later gets shot down with rapid-fire antiaircraft cannon, in Blackhawk #124.
  • Chuck gets head-punched unconscious from behind, in Blackhawk #127.
  • Chuck gets shot down with an arrow-firing "shrapnel" arrow, in Blackhawk #128, 1st story.

Hans Hendrickson, Quality Universe, 1941 ~ 1956

  • Hendrickson has only been shot down once.[28]
  • Hendrickson has survived at least two aircraft crashes.[29]
  • Hendrickson has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than seven times.[30]
  • Hendrickson once was surgically modified, with a remote-control electrode at the base of his cerebellum. This procedure was then reversed. He recovered very quickly from both of these surgeries.

Hendrickson, Earth-One, 1944 ~ 1977

  • Hendrickson is shot down, and crashes, and then hits his head hard enough to get amnesia, and then gets head-hit hard enough to knock him out again, in Blackhawk #115, 1st story.
  • Hendrickson and Chop Chop are stunned in an elevator crash, in Blackhawk #117, 2nd story.
  • Hendrickson got frozen solid in Blackhawk #117, 3rd story.
  • Hendrickson gets shot down with an arrow-firing "shrapnel" arrow, in Blackhawk #128, 1st story.
  • Hendrickson got shot in the right shoulder in Blackhawk #228.

Olaf, Quality Universe, 1941 ~ 1956

  • Olaf was shot down at least thrice.[31] He may also have been shot down one earlier time,[32] the chronicles are unclear.
  • Olaf has survived at least seven vehicle crashes.[33] One of these crashes was deliberate.[34] Olaf may also have been in one earlier crash,[35], the chronicles are unclear.
  • Olaf has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than nine times.[36]
  • Olaf has been shot at least three times.[37]

Olaf Bjornson, Earth- One, 1944 ~ 1977

  • Olaf's wrist got sprained in Blackhawk #117, 2nd story.
  • Shot down: Olaf's Lockheed interceptor is sliced in two, in mid-air, by a buzz-saw-tipped antiaircraft arrow, in Blackhawk #128, 1st story.

Stanislaus, Quality Universe, 1939 ~ 1956

  • Stanislaus has been shot down twice.[38]
  • Stanislaus has survived at least three aircraft crashes.[39] One of these crashes was deliberate.[40]
  • Stan has been shot or struck with shrapnel at least twice.[41]
  • Stanislaus has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than six times.[42]
  • Like Andre before him,[43] Stanislaus has been apparently killed,[44] then months later returned to the team.[45]

Stanislaus, Earth-One, 1944 ~ 1977

Zinda Blake, New Earth Pre-Zero-Hour, 1959, 1967, 1994,

  • Zinda Blake had Amnesia and a transformed personality, from 1959 until 1967. Her old memories and personality were restored by a blow to the head, which did not knock her out, in Blackhawk #228.

Warplanes, Quality Universe, 1939 ~ 1956

  • From 1940 through 1948, the Blackhawks lost seven Grumman hybrid Skyrocket/Wildcats, and twenty-eight standard Grumman Skyrockets, for a total of thirty-five planes.[46]
  • From 1948 through 1950, the Blackhawks lost three North American Sabre Jets.[47]
  • From 1951 through 1956, the Blackhawks lost sixty-six Lockheed F-90 interceptors. That was sixty-seven months, so that's an attrition rate of (66/67), or about 0.99 jets/month.[48]

Warplanes, Earth-One, 1957 ~ 1977

4/ The Blackhawks ditched four Lockheed F-90s in Blackhawk #116 1st story.
5/ Blackhawk's F-90 was shot down by Mr. Freeze in Blackhawk #117 3rd story.
6/ Andre's F-90 was shot down, with a jet boomerang, in Blackhawk #118, 4th story.
7/ Stan's F-90 had an engine failure and crashed, in Blackhawk #119, 3rd story.
13/ All six Blackhawk F-90 jets were destroyed in a mid-air booby-trap, by the Wizard, in Blackhawk #120, 1st story.
14/ Blackhawk flew one jet by remote control and rammed the villain's aircraft, destroying both, in Blackhawk #121, 1st story.
16/ Two jets are shot down with an electronic a.a. weapon, no crashes, in Blackhawk #121, 3rd story.
19/ Three jets are crashed in a re-engineered movie stunt, in Blackhawk #122, 1st story.
20/ Blackhawk's jet gets shot down by the Sky Ravens, crash not seen, but no report of a remote-control landing either, in Blackhawk #122, 2nd story. That's seven issues in a row, too, for Blackhawk jets falling out of the sky.
21/ Chuck's jet gets shot down, with rapid-fire antiaircraft cannon, in Blackhawk #124, 2nd story.
23/ Blackhawk's and Andre's jets are destroyed by advanced alien weapons, in Blackhawk #124, 4th story.
24/ Blackhawk deliberately crashes his Lockheed interceptor into the stolen Jet-Drone, in Blackhawk #125, 1st story.
28/ Olaf's Lockheed interceptor is crushed in a giant mechanical claw, in Blackhawk #127, 2nd story. Then three other, remotely controlled Blackhawk Jets are sliced in mid-air by flying buzz-saws.
35/ Olaf's Lockheed interceptor is sliced in two, in mid-air, by a buzz-saw-tipped antiaircraft arrow, Andre's plane is shot down with a lightning arrow, while Chop Chop, Chuck, Hendrickson, and Stan are shot down with an arrow-firing "shrapnel" arrow. Blackhawk is shot down with a blowtorch arrow. That's seven in one dogfight, in Blackhawk #128, 1st story.
42/ All seven Blackhawk jets are knocked down and set afire by Dragon Fly's a.a. ray weapon, in Blackhawk #129, 2nd story.

Warships, Earth-One, 1957 ~ 1977

1/ The Hawksub was destroyed, in an undersea avalanche, in Blackhawk #118 (Nov 1957).
2/ Another Hawksub was cleft in twain, by Killer Shark's Sawfish submarine, in Blackhawk #128 (Sep 1958).
3/ Another Hawksub was destroyed in Blackhawk #145 (Feb 1960).

Miscellaneous

  • In 1953 the whole Blackhawk team got knocked out with an alien Paralysis Ray, in Blackhawk #71 Dec 1953.

Notes

  • Definitions: Mid-air plane crashes are crashes. Pancake landings leave the planes involved unflyable, thus are also crashes.

Blackhawk Tallies, Earth-One,

Here's the twofold problem with tallying Blackhawk's crashes and konks in an Earth-One context:
1/ Did ALL of Blackhawk's earlier history also take place on Earth-One? Definitely not. Did ANY of that history take place on Earth-One? Yeah probably but how much and which stories? There's no defendable rule for picking which Quality Universe stories remain "real" in the Earth-One timeline.
2/ Worse yet, from Blackhawk #109 onward, the World War II stories are presented not at all chronologically, with most of them being "Combat Diary" flashbacks. In short, Blackhawk is confusing.



  1. Military Comics #6, Military Comics #13, Military Comics #19, Military Comics #28, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #33, Blackhawk #9, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #42, Blackhawk #10, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #69, Blackhawk #18, Blackhawk #21, Blackhawk #36, Blackhawk #64, Blackhawk #80, Blackhawk #81, Blackhawk #85 & Blackhawk #88
  2. Military Comics #1 (3 in one story), Military Comics #4 (2 in one story), Military Comics #6, Military Comics #13, Military Comics #14Military Comics #19, Military Comics #33, Blackhawk #9, Military Comics #39, Modern Comics #61, Modern Comics #83, Modern Comics #91, Blackhawk #64 (2, in two stories), Blackhawk #70, Blackhawk #80, Blackhawk #81, Blackhawk #83, & Blackhawk #88
  3. Military Comics #1Military Comics #14Modern Comics #61, Modern Comics #83, Modern Comics #91, Blackhawk #83
  4. Military Comics #7, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #36, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #11, Modern Comics #51, Modern Comics #52, Modern Comics #53, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #54, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #56, Blackhawk #14, Modern Comics #60, twice in Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, thrice in Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Modern Comics #69, Modern Comics #71, Modern Comics #73, twice in Blackhawk #21, Modern Comics #78, twice more in Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #84, Modern Comics #89, Blackhawk #27, Modern Comics #91, Modern Comics #93, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #98, Blackhawk #32, Blackhawk #35, Blackhawk #42, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #45, Blackhawk #46, Blackhawk #48, Blackhawk #50, Blackhawk #51, twice in Blackhawk #52, twice in Blackhawk #57, Blackhawk #58, Blackhawk #62, Blackhawk #63, Blackhawk #64, Blackhawk #65, Blackhawk #70, Blackhawk #75, thrice in Blackhawk #78, Blackhawk #79, Blackhawk #80, Blackhawk #82, Blackhawk #87, Blackhawk #99
  5. Military Comics #27, Military Comics #31, Military Comics #35, Modern Comics #65, Blackhawk #20, Modern Comics #78, Blackhawk #36, Blackhawk #81, & Blackhawk #82
  6. Military Comics #24
  7. Modern Comics #64
  8. Blackhawk #75 1st story
  9. Blackhawk #75 3rd story.
  10. Military Comics #4, Military Comics #5, Military Comics #9, Military Comics #28, Blackhawk #36 1st story, Blackhawk #57 1st story, & Modern Comics #82
  11. Modern Comics #45, Blackhawk #88, & Blackhawk #101
  12. Military Comics #33, Modern Comics #45, Blackhawk #20, & Blackhawk #88
  13. Modern Comics #67, Blackhawk #18, Modern Comics #71, Blackhawk #20, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #94, Modern Comics #101, Blackhawk #33, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #54, Blackhawk #64, Blackhawk #65, Blackhawk #68, Blackhawk #70, Blackhawk #75
  14. Military Comics #3, Military Comics #16, Military Comics #24, Blackhawk #41, Blackhawk #84
  15. Military Comics #10
  16. Blackhawk #45
  17. Military Comics #14 & Blackhawk #18
  18. Military Comics #3, Modern Comics #45, Modern Comics #61, Blackhawk #80, Blackhawk #81, & Blackhawk #88
  19. Modern Comics #58, Modern Comics #62, Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Blackhawk #19, Blackhawk #30, Blackhawk #33, Blackhawk #43, & Blackhawk #65
  20. Military Comics #22, Blackhawk #43, & Blackhawk #84
  21. Military Comics #5
  22. Military Comics #8.
  23. Military Comics #37, Military Comics #41, Blackhawk #86, & Blackhawk #88
  24. Military Comics #37, Modern Comics #45, Modern Comics #78, Blackhawk #86, Blackhawk #88
  25. Blackhawk #17, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #99, Blackhawk #33, Blackhawk #42, Blackhawk #58, Blackhawk #68, Blackhawk #80.
  26. Military Comics #37
  27. Blackhawk #22
  28. Blackhawk #88
  29. Blackhawk #88, & Blackhawk #97
  30. Military Comics #22, Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #45, Blackhawk #57, Blackhawk #84, Blackhawk #85, & Blackhawk #52
  31. Modern Comics #45, Blackhawk #88, & Blackhawk #92
  32. Military Comics #41
  33. Military Comics #16, Military Comics #18, Military Comics #33, Modern Comics #45, Blackhawk #25, Blackhawk #25, & Blackhawk #88
  34. Military Comics #16
  35. Military Comics #41
  36. Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #25, Modern Comics #85, Modern Comics #94, Blackhawk #31, Blackhawk #58, Blackhawk #65, Blackhawk #67, & Blackhawk #68 Sep 1953.
  37. Military Comics #24, Modern Comics #80, & Blackhawk #58
  38. Blackhawk #63 & Blackhawk #88
  39. Military Comics #31, Modern Comics #78, & Blackhawk #88
  40. Military Comics #31
  41. Military Comics #31, Blackhawk #58
  42. Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #101, Blackhawk #43, & Blackhawk #68
  43. Military Comics #10
  44. Military Comics #31
  45. Military Comics #33
  46. Military Comics #4, six in Military Comics #12, two in Military Comics #14, Military Comics #16, Military Comics #28, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #31, Military Comics #33, Military Comics #37, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #44, three in Modern Comics #45, Modern Comics #61, Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, five in Modern Comics #69, two in Blackhawk #18, two in Blackhawk #20, Modern Comics #76, Modern Comics #78 equals 35 Grummans @ Oct 1948.
  47. Modern Comics #81, Modern Comics #83, & Blackhawk #31 equals 03 North Americans @ June 1950.
  48. Blackhawk #39, 3rd story, Blackhawk #40, 3rd story, Blackhawk #41 3rd story,Blackhawk #45 1st story, Blackhawk #53 4th story, Blackhawk #63 1st story, Blackhawk #63 3rd story, Blackhawk #64 1st story, Blackhawk #69 3rd story, Blackhawk #70 1st story, Blackhawk #76 1st story, Blackhawk #77 1st story, Blackhawk #88 4th story, all six lost in Blackhawk #90 1st story, and one more lost in the 4th story, all six lost in a single mission, twice, in Blackhawk #91, 3rd and 4th stories, two lost in Blackhawk #92, 1st and 4th stories, all six lost in a single mission, again, in Blackhawk #93, and Blackhawk #97, 3rd story
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