Unknown Soldier

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: Soldier

Affiliations: Danny Morgan, John "Pop" Weber

Enemies: Nazis, Dr. Oxyo

Known Relatives: None.

Aliases: Defender of Liberty, the Unknown

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: Our Flag #1 (Ace Periodicals, 1941)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Able to fly, and can spin in the air fast enough to generate tornados. Carries a "nitro gun" which fires explosive bullets. Invulnerable.

History: "When the cause of freedom and democracy is threatened then, from out of the blue sky, shall come the Unknown Soldier - dauntless American champion of all who fight under the Stars and Stripes - from the smallest child to the bravest doughboy. Who is he? Nobody knows! Where does he come from? Nobody knows! He is just...the Unknown Soldier."

(Our Flag #1-5, Four Favorites #4-20) No synopses available.

Comments: Thanks to Joe Bromhead for information on this character.

The Unknown, apparently the Unknown Soldier's post-War lookIn later issues of Four Favorites, the Unknown Soldier strip was replaced by "the Unknown", a hooded narrator for mystery and suspense stories. Whether this was the Unknown Soldier in a new guise remains uncertain.

Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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