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"Blackhawk: "Let the Band Play Dixie"": Blackhawk, Olaf, and Andre find a lost colony of descendants of Confederate American refugees, in China, and team up with them against the occupying Japanese Army.


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Military Comics #33 is an issue of the series Military Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1944.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Let the Band Play Dixie"

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Other Characters:

  • Capt. Powhatan Bushrod, C.S.A.
    • his troops: Lt. Culpepper, others

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Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Let the Band Play Dixie"

Blackhawk, Olaf, and Andre find a lost colony of descendants of Confederate American refugees, in China, and team up with them against the occupying Japanese Army.

Appearing in Death Patrol: "The V-Gully Problem"

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  • nine of Death Patrol's Unique Combat Planes
  • Japanese miniature submarine
  • Hotintot's invented raft-helicopter

Synopsis for Death Patrol: "The V-Gully Problem"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Sniper: "The Opium Gambit"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Sniper's Guerrillas

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Other Characters:

  • Chinese Civilians (some die)

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Synopsis for Sniper: "The Opium Gambit"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Private Dogtag: "If Wishes Were Horses"

Featured Characters:

  • Private Dogtag

Supporting Characters:

  • his unit

Other Characters:

  • G.I. Fairy Godmother

Locations:

  • Camp Simon Legree
  • Itchiku, Japanese Base

Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "If Wishes Were Horses"

The G.I. Fairy Godmother grants Dogtag a series of wishes, then makes him forget the resulting misadventures.

Appearing in P.T. Boat: "The Lord of Lougley"

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Supporting Characters:

  • MTB Squadron Six

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Other Characters:

  • His Grace, the Lord of Lougley
    • Jarvis, his valet (later as Ensign Jarvis)
  • Lord Mountbatten

Locations:

  • South Pacific Ocean
    • MTB Squadron Six base
    • Harbor of Hanwing, 1944
      • Hotel Imperial
    • Port of Hong Kong, 1941
  • Burma
    • Lord Mountbatten's Headquarters

Vehicles:

  • U.S. PT Boats
  • Japanese dive bombers

Synopsis for P.T. Boat: "The Lord of Lougley"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Pacific Patrol: "The Black Cat Squadron"

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  • U.S.Navy dive bombers

Synopsis for Pacific Patrol: "The Black Cat Squadron"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Secret War News: "Flying Commandos Smash Jap Armies"

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Other Characters:

  • General Wingate
    • Wingate's Raiders (mixed British/Indian unit)
  • Flight Officer Jackie Coogan
  • Lieutenant Bruce Evans
  • Lieutenant Liston
  • Burmese Soldiers, British Army
  • Tex Kilrain
  • Chand Gupta
  • Monty Cannon

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Synopsis for Secret War News: "Flying Commandos Smash Jap Armies"

American, British, and Indian troops are air-lifted from India into Burma, where they link up with British and Burmese troops, opening a new front against the occupying Japanese Armies.

Notes

  • Published by Comic Magazines.
  • Blackhawk
    • One Grumman Skyrocket, piloted by Blackhawk, ridden by Andre and Olaf, is shot down, and crashes. This is Blackhawk's sixth time being shot down,[1] and his fifth plane crash,[2] while being Olaf's third crash,[3] and Andre's first. The crashed plane is fitted with the new heavy cannons.
  • Death Patrol'
    • Splash panel shows nine uniquely personalized warplanes (including Yogi's flying carpet), but Death Patrol only has seven members, only six of whom are seen on-panel in this story.
    • Jackie is still absent.
  • First issue for M.W. Wellman and Milt Stein on Private Dogtag, replacing Bart Tumey.
  • PT Boat
    • Last issue, Paul Harvey and Perry Tobias were both Ensigns. This issue, they're both back to being Lieutenants. No explanation is made.
  • Secret War News
  • Also featured in this issue of Military Comics were:

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