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General Phillip Darnell was a military intelligence officer during WWII and afterward. He was the direct superior to Lt. Diana Prince and Col. Steve Trevor of the USAAF (United States Army Air Forces).

Upon Steve Trevor's return from presumed death when he crashed on Paradise Island he reported to Col. Darnell at the USAAF intelligence office in Washington, D.C.. Diana of Paradise Island bought the identity of Diana Prince to use as a civilian id and became Darnell's secretary.


  • This version of General Darnell, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • Earth-Forty had its own version of Phillip Darnell who was unaffected by the Crisis.