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"Human Booby Trap": Sgt. Baker narrated a story about the time he and Easy Company stormed the Anzio beachhead and constantly searched the area for booby traps.

Our Fighting Forces #1 is an issue of the series Our Fighting Forces (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1954.

Synopsis for "Human Booby Trap"

Sgt. Baker narrated a story about the time he and Easy Company stormed the Anzio beachhead and constantly searched the area for booby traps.

After D-Day in St. Lo, Sgt. Baker neutralized a machine gun nest.

On another beachhead, he destroyed a tank with a grenade.

Appearing in "Human Booby Trap"

Featured Characters:

  • Easy Company
    • Sgt. Baker

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  • None

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  • None

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  • Anzio
  • St. Lo

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Synopsis for "The Pied Piper Private"

Returning from patrol, Pvt. Tommy Conners alerted his allies that the Nazis were coming their way. However, as American forces opened fire, there was not a single Nazi in sight. His allies claimed that he saw a mirage.

The next day, they went on patrol again and Conners fled, believing that he had seen Nazis again and his allies opened fire. However, it was another mirage.

Another day later, Conners was sent to pick up supplies at quartermaster and saw Nazis again. He believed that it was just another mirage until they opened fire on him. He led them back to his allies, who opened fire on them and defeated them.

Appearing in "The Pied Piper Private"

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  • Pvt. Tommy Conners

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  • Reichswehr

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  • None

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Synopsis for "Tag for a Tail Gunner"

Sgt. Joe Flannigan was told that his entire crew had gone home and was assigned to a new crew that had never flown a previous mission. His commanding officer told him that he would be able to return to the US after one more mission. During their battle, the Nazis had damaged his oxygen mask with gunfire, so his teammate gave him a new one. Although Flanigan was worried, having to fly with the inexperienced crew, they survived their battle. After the battle, his commanding officer told him that he could return stateside, but Flannigan insisted on staying with his crew.

Appearing in "Tag for a Tail Gunner"

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  • Sgt. Joe Flannigan

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  • None

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  • Flying Fortress

Synopsis for "Front-Line House"

Danny and his unit were fighting in a French town. He was sent to investigate a house for enemy soldiers, defeating four, although nearly ending up being killed himself. When another soldier charged at him with a bayonet, he declared that it did not make sense to be killed in a house, as opposed to a desert, an island, a beach, or a hill. However, he was able to defeat the soldier by grabbing his rifle and throwing him through a hole on the second story. Then, he went downstairs, found a sign that said "vacancy" and placed it on a wall.

Appearing in "Front-Line House"

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  • Danny

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  • Reichswehr

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  • None

Trivia

  • On the page directly before the second story are stamps for North American P-51 Mustangs, Browning Automatic Rifles, M4 tanks, and PT torpedo boats.


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