"Unknown Soldier: "Witness For A Coward"": Winter 1944 France, Lt. John T. Devers is court martial for desertion. On Nov. 23rd, Devers was defending the Languedoc Canal Bridge in which his crew were mining the bridge until German panzers appeared and opened fired. Devers was the sole survivor an
Star-Spangled War Stories #165 is an issue of the series Star-Spangled War Stories (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1972.
Synopsis for Unknown Soldier: "Witness For A Coward"
Winter 1944 France, Lt. John T. Devers is court martial for desertion. On Nov. 23rd, Devers was defending the Languedoc Canal Bridge in which his crew were mining the bridge until German panzers appeared and opened fired. Devers was the sole survivor and he was knocked unconscious when his tank destroyer was hit by a panzer commanded by the German war hero Colonel Heinz Lutzen. But Devers' accounts is disbelieved by the prosecutor for numerous reasons: the Lieutenant was found miles behind Allied lines hiding inside a barn, his tank destroyer was never found, Lutzen's tank was parachuted from the sky and he was never observed by Allied forces, and that there were no TNT charges found on the bridge. Devers is sentenced to be executed by firing squad.
The Unknown Soldier tries to clear Devers' innocence. By doing so he resort to capturing Colonel Lutzen and using him as Devers' reliable witness. After Lutzen is taken to the trial, he corroborate Devers's story as he did parachute behind Devers, used his tank to shove the Lieutenant's T.D. into the canal and rolled his tank back to his lines after having his demolition team removing the charges on the bridge.
The following night, Lutzen makes his escape. The Unknown Soldier attempt to shoot him, but ultimately allows him to go free.
Appearing in Unknown Soldier: "Witness For A Coward"
- Lt. John T. Devers
- Black Eagle Division
- Der Schwarze Adler (Col. Heinz Lutzen)
- Maj. John T. Devers, Sr.(in grave)
- Adolf Hitler (In picture only)
- Languedoc Canal Bridge (misspelled as Langduc Canal Bridge)
- Devers' tank destroyer
- Lutzen's Panzer
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- Union Army
- Confederate Army
- General Philip Kearny
- Fair Oaks Station
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