Tuesday, December 7, 2010

* Ghost Squadron in "Presumed Guilty" (Fiction House;1946)

Lest we forget....

December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy", the attack on Pearl Harbor (called the Hawaii Operation or Operation Z by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters), was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk (two of which were later raised and returned to service in the war) and all of the four other battleships present were damaged. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded.

In honor of this somber day, the Catacombs offers this unrelated golden age story from Wings Comics #71 (Jul.1946); originally published by Fiction House. “Ghost Squadron” doesn’t have an actual title identified, so I’ve chosen “Presumed Guilty” as an impromptu substitute. This eight pager was written by Capt. Derek West and illustrated by Rafael Astarita.


*[formerly The Ghost Patrol]

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