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The real Captain von Tepp has been dead since 1939.

In September 1939, during the invasion of Poland, Captain von Tepp was a German pilot, responsible for the death of Blackhawk's brother and sister. This crime inspired Blackhawk's long career as a combat pilot.[1]

In 1942, Captain von Tepp's brother, Baron von Tepp, tried to avenge his death by killing Blackhawk, but perished in the attempt.[2]

In 1953, at least eight individual Soviet agents impersonated the late Captain von Tepp.[3]

In 1954, a Soviet agent known as the Human Bomb was unmasked as "Von Tepp! ... Our old enemy, the arch Communist saboteur!"[4]


  • Captain von Tepp, the Nazi fighter pilot, was posthumously impersonated, and seemingly killed four more times, in Blackhawk #71.
  • He was then apparently Retconned into a Communist saboteur, in Blackhawk #79.



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