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Military Comics #31 is an issue of the series Military Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1944.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Captain Hitsu and His Suicide Squadron"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Captain Hitsu (First appearance)
    • his Suicide Squadron: Ito, Sati, Koga, Ushi, others (First appearance)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets (one is destroyed)
  • Hitsu's conventional pursuit planes (three are destroyed; one is stolen)
  • Hitsu's giant strato-zeppelin (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Captain Hitsu and His Suicide Squadron"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in Death Patrol: "Fujiyama Mud"

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Synopsis for Death Patrol: "Fujiyama Mud"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Sniper: "Fear"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sniper's band of Guerrillas

Other Characters:

  • U.S. Marines
  • Pacific Island Villagers

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Locations:

Synopsis for Sniper: "Fear"

The Sniper and his guerrillas lure a detachment of Japanese Infantry into the jungle, and pick them off singly and in small groups, until only one is left. This one is sent back to his base, carrying the severed head of his commanding officer.

Appearing in Private Dogtag: "Mighty Mysto"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • General Wu Wu
    • Chauffeur Tu Fu
  • Mighty Mysto
    • Karen, Assistant

Locations:

  • Camp Simon Legree

Items:

  • Magician's Trick Bag (looks just like a Subsistence Kit)
  • Army Subsistence Kit (looks just like a Trick Bag)

Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "Mighty Mysto"

Dogtag accidentally captures two Japanese spies.

Appearing in P.T. Boat: "John Mattson and Ensign Platt"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Commander Platt, PT Squadron Commander
    • MTB Squadron Six
      • PT Boat crewmen

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Petty Officer John Mattson (Dies)
  • Ensign Platt (Dies)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • U.S. PT Boats (One is destroyed.)
  • Japanese Submarine (Destroyed)
  • Japanese Fake Schooner (Destroyed)

Synopsis for P.T. Boat: "John Mattson and Ensign Platt"

Petty Officer Mattson kamikaze-rams a PT Boat into a Japanese submarine, destroying both vessels, and killing himself and Ensign Platt in the process. Afterward Platt is wrongly believed to have been at the helm at that moment, so is lionized as a hero.

Appearing in Pacific Patrol: "Richard C. Woodman"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Torpedo Bomber Pilot

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Locations:

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Synopsis for Pacific Patrol: "Richard C. Woodman"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Secret War News: "'Murderous Mannie' Downs 12 Jap Zeroes"

Featured Characters:

  • Lieutenant Harold "Murderous Mannie" Segal, U.S.M.C.

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Swett, U.S.M.C.

Antagonists:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • two Vought F4U Corsairs (one destroyed)
  • 40 Japanese fighter planes (some destroyed)
  • 27 Japanese medium bombers (some destroyed)
  • many U.S. medium bombers

Synopsis for Secret War News: "'Murderous Mannie' Downs 12 Jap Zeroes"

(nonfiction account of Lt. Segal's actions at the Battle of Rabaul)

Notes

  • Blackhawk:
    • Blackhawk gets another bullet wound in this story, as does Stanislaus. Blackhawk has been shot at least once before.[1]
    • Captain Hitsu's Suicide Squadron demolishes Blackhawk Island. Its location is definitely no longer secret.
  • Death Patrol
  • Last issue for Fred Guardineer on Pacific Patrol, but not on Secret War News.
  • P.T.Boat:
    • This issue, for a change, some other PT Boat crewmen are visible, wearing blue "crackerjack" uniforms. Tobias and Harvey, however, along with Platt and Mattson, operate in combat in dress white uniforms.
    • Another Japanese submarine is destroyed.
  • Secret War News
    • "This is an actual story based upon inside facts gathered from U.S.N. Information Bureaus."
    • Harold Segal shot down at least 12 Japanese aircraft during WWII, was himself shot down once, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He died in 1998, at age 77.
  • Also featured in this issue of Military Comics were:
    • Johnny Doughboy by Bernard Dibble
    • "Salt For the New God" (text story)

Trivia

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