"Detached Service Diary, Blackhawk: The Little War!": Blackhawk finds himself assigned, by British Intelligence, to escort war correspondent Virginia Mueller to Geneva. He tries to be charming but she's mean to him. She also is very bad at maintaining wartime security, and creates a situation
- Lady, I can't even reason with you, let alone him!
- -- Blackhawk
Appearing in "Detached Service Diary, Blackhawk: The Little War!"
- Virginia Mueller
Synopsis for "Detached Service Diary, Blackhawk: The Little War!"
Blackhawk finds himself assigned, by British Intelligence, to escort war correspondent Virginia Mueller to Geneva. He tries to be charming but she's mean to him. She also is very bad at maintaining wartime security, and creates a situation where the Luftwaffe are able to locate and destroy the Intelligence Command.
Blackhawk flies her to Geneva in his own plane, and endures her insipid isolationist harangue for what seems like hours, but along the way they encounter more Luftwaffe aircraft, and there's a dogfight, in which Blackhawk's fuel line gets punctured. He lands, and another plane comes back to attack them. Blackhawk uses some of Miss Mueller's luggage and clothing to make dummies, luring the very dumb pilot to land and check out the "bodies" on foot. Blackhawk jumps him, takes his luger, warns him in German not to keep fighting, then when he doesn't stop, Blackhawk shoots him. Miss Mueller is appalled at the irrationality of the German pilot's behavior. She changes her mind about a lot of things right then.
Appearing in "Detached Service Diary, Andre: The Finer Things"
- unnamed French collaborator (Dies)
- Nazi soldiers
- General Hokar
- Herr Erbarmen
- Haute-Marne, France
Synopsis for "Detached Service Diary, Andre: The Finer Things"
Andre has an adventure in Haute-Marne, where Nazi occupation troops are stealing art and jewelry from formerly well-off French families. Andre's countermeasure to this is burglary, he steals as many jewels as he can, ahead of the Nazis, intending to return them later. The Nazis have a local informant, who tips them off on which houses to loot, and with whom General Hokar is in cahoots to skim a share of the loot for themselves. Andre eavesdrops on a meeting between these two, from a tree limb near a 2nd-story window, but is discovered by a patrolling infantryman. He leaps onto the soldier and punches him out, then flees as more troops run after him, shooting.
Andre calls Chuck, who brings two German uniforms, dressed in which Chuck and Andre visit the collaborator, and tell him that General Hokar is calling off their deal. This infuriates the hot-tempered traitor, who storms directly to Hokar's office and confronts him, interrupting Hokar's meeting with his superior officer Herr Erbarmen of the Secret Service, and blurting out quite a few self-incriminating remarks in the process. Erbarmen whips out a luger and guns down the collaborator, and arrests Gen. Hokar. Andre and Chuck are actually in the next room, watching this happen, then they go and steal the General's stash of jewelry, and find a hiding place for it. After the war, they plan to return, and return the gems to their rightful owners.
Appearing in "A Blackhawk Christmas Tale"
- German fighter pilot (Apparent Death)
- 6 German infantrymen (Apparent Death)
- Meyer family:
- Mr. Meyer
- Mrs. Meyer
- girl Meyer
- boy Meyer
- Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
- Messerschmitt BF108.
Synopsis for "A Blackhawk Christmas Tale"
Olaf gets shot down by a German fighter, and makes an emergency landing, in the snow, in some remote spot in Europe. His leg is injured and he limps away across the fields, until he finds a cabin. The German pilot very unwisely lands his own plane and pursues Olaf on foot. Olaf knocks at the cabin door, and there he encounters the Meyer family, Jewish refugees, who take him in and dress his wound and feed him. Meanwhile outside, a squad of German infantry approaches the cabin. As they storm in through the door, Olaf grabs the two kids and sprints away, with Mr. & Mrs. Meyer right behind him, into the teeth of a sudden blizzard. The Nazi pursuers catch the full freezing brunt of the storm, while not far away, in an inexplicably warm and windless spot, Olaf and the Meyers watch as the soldiers and pilot fall down in the snow. Then Olaf joins the family in their Chanukah celebration, and learns a few new words.
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