"Prop" Powers was a very successful airline pilot, in the early days of the air transport industry.

His reputation grew nationwide after some early encounters with organized air pirates,[1] and Nazi agents.[2] In 1940, well before the U.S. entry into World War II, Prop joined the U.S. Navy Air Corps,[3] in which service he flew every sort of aircraft, from Curtiss biplanes to Douglas dive bombers.

Prop's new friend and fellow enlistee, Lank Loomis, of Tennessee, teamed up with him on many air raids and other missions. Typically he would ride along in the radioman/tailgunner's seat of a 2-seat warplane, and all piloting was handled by Powers. Loomis carried with him, at almost all times, an antique single-action squirrel rifle, with which he routinely performed amazing feats of marksmanship.[3][4]



Any type of aircraft.

  • This version of "Prop" Powers, 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.



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