"Blackhawk: "Skell the Ruthless"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.
Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Skell the Ruthless"
Appearing in Blackhawk: "Skell the Ruthless"
- Skell, as "Truro", Provost Marshal of Olancho City (Only appearance; dies)
- Nazi-sponsored Underground Movement (captured, 5 leaders hanged)
- Lidik, Olanchan Crime Organizer
- his "Anti-Nazi League"
- President of Olancho
- Viola, his daughter
- Major Gallo, her suitor
- medieval goblet, from Warsaw Museum
- Skell's getaway fighter plane (ditched in the ocean)
- six Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets
Synopsis for Death Patrol: "Mamie the Mermaid"
Jackie escapes from the squadron-swallowing whale and meets Mamie the Mermaid, who uses undersea oxygen plants to rescue the Death Patrol, and their miniature warplanes, from the whale's interior.
Appearing in Death Patrol: "Mamie the Mermaid"
- Death Patrol
- King Hotintot
- Mamie the Mermaid, Queen of the Underwater
- Giant Fish (formerly mechanical, see notes)
- has swallowed all six (?) of the D.P.'s custom warplanes
- Japanese Battleship
Synopsis for Sniper: "Diary of a Japanese Officer"
Appearing in Sniper: "Diary of a Japanese Officer"
- Captain Mitsui (Dies)
- his troops (All die.)
- Wong, "traitor"
- Filipino servant (Dies)
- Filipino cook (Dies)
- Mrs. Wong (Dies)
- Cave of the Winds
- Capt. Mitsui's Diary
Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "Turnpike Peak Observatory"
Appearing in Private Dogtag: "Turnpike Peak Observatory"
Synopsis for PT Boat: "Perry and the Battleship"
Appearing in PT Boat: "Perry and the Battleship"
- MTB Squadron Eight
- PT Squadron Commander (not yet named)
- Japanese Navy
- Battleship crew (some die)
- a Marine
- Perry's new girlfriend
- four PT crews
- South Pacific Ocean
- Japanese Admiral's Cap
- four U.S. PT Boats
- one Japanese Battleship (Destroyed)
Synopsis for Atlantic Patrol: "The U-Boat Suicides"
Appearing in Atlantic Patrol: "The U-Boat Suicides"
- German Submarine Crew (Dies)
- Atlantic Ocean
- coastal shallows
- German Radio Code Book
- USAAF Helicopter
- German Submarine (Sunk, salvaged)
Synopsis for Secret War News: "Yank Army Pilot Captures Jap Flyer In Jungle Battle"
Appearing in Secret War News: "Yank Army Pilot Captures Jap Flyer In Jungle Battle"
- 1st Lt Wallace L. Dinn, Jr., USAAF
- Japanese Pilot (Captured)
- Island Natives
- other stranded aviators
- South Pacific Ocean Islands
- Atlantic Patrol
- It's 1944, and helicopters are so new that it's still spelled "heliocopter" in this story.
- Andre was able to draw a recognizable likeness of "Truro" on a wall, with charcoal.
- Blackhawk personally hangs Skell, and breaks the Fourth Wall in the final panel to tell us so.
- Last issue for Al Stahl on Death Patrol, replaced next issue by series creator Jack Cole.
- Prior issue's cliffhanger was the entire D.P. getting swallowed by a giant mechanical fish. This issue opens with the team in the belly of a giant actual fish. Captions call it a whale, but it looks like a fish, until page 3, when it starts to look like a whale.
- Del Van Dyne is not visible in this episode, and has no lines.
- Jackie seemingly can swim underwater for a very long time, under 600 fathoms of water, and can see everything in his surroundings.
- Jackie breaks the Fourth Wall in the final panel, to remind the readers not to miss next month's issue of Military Comics.
- PT Boat
- Their squadron boss, who still has no name, addresses Perry as "Ensign Tobias," and calls Paul "Lieutenant Harvey."
- Perry gets in a fistfight with a Marine, while both are in their dress uniforms. Nothing ever seems to damage or dirty his all-white uniform.
- Paul catches a bullet wound, his first.
- Paul and Perry both are recommended for the Navy Cross award.
- Japanese military all look like normal men, but they all talk like Tonto.
- Secret War News
- "This is an actual story based upon inside facts gathered from U.S.N. Information Bureaus."
- 1st Lt Wallace Leonard Dinn, Jr. was a real person but has no Wikipedia entry. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross. He was Missing In Action at the time this story went to press, and was never found.
- The Sniper now carries cartridges with his name etched on them.
- Also featured in this issue of Military Comics were:
- Johnny Doughboy by Bernard Dibble
- "Two Faces to Doom" (text story)