And the US forces are off to Japan! Who needs reconnaisance maps when you can just follow the breadcrumbs left behind by Hansel-kun and Gretel-chan?
Antarian_knight 8 months ago
Oooo...close but no cigar for the ninja-tanuki. They were all super sneaky on the way over and during the mission, but they lost that critical focus on the way back. Back to training for you!!!
And you would think that the Americans would send a seaplane scout like a PBY rather than a heavy bomber like the B-17, but I guess they were figuring on range over speciality. Although that one soldier knows whats up. Not doing anything important for a while? Catch some sleep. Never know when you'll get another chance.
Ephesus 8 months ago
Ayup, the benefits of teamwork. You can benefit collectively, as a team, from having two or three guys to do all the work.Also, didn't you mean to say, "close but no dice"? *points at second panel* ;)
MviluUatusun 8 months ago
B-17G. Perhaps the most of famous of all the B-17 models.
Spector 8 months ago
"Wait...which island is Japan again?"
WB101 8 months ago
@Spector All 3 actually. From the map, the big one’s Honshu, second largest is Kyushu, and the smallest is Shikoku. The 4th island (and second largest of the chain), Hokkaido, is off the map to the north.
*history geek mode... activated*
The B-17G, with its tell-tale 'chin' turret, was a later model incorporating battle experience from the 1942-43 air campaign over Europe (and the upper turret would be transparent). For early Pacific theater, I'd expect a B-17C type (Army), though I'd agree that a Consolidated PBY (Navy) would probably have been a better aircraft to use on a 'drop-in, spank, and skedaddle' type mission.
In addition, the early war US roundel was a white star on a blue disc with a smaller red disc in the center of the star. Needless to say, 'enthusiastic' gunners after Pearl Harbor mistook the red for the Japanese Hinomaru (the ‘meatball’) and fired upon friendlies, prompting the removal of the red disc (and later the addition of the side white bars).
And gotta love the dice in panel 2. World needs more fuzzy...
Uh-oh! A spy dolphin! Someone tell Doolittle to launch those planes... ;p
jprime 8 months ago
I just realized, this arc stopped saying "Play 1" after the first two strips.
Zebak Longfang 8 months ago
..well, they ARE ninjas and fooled those mutts easily.. I would say those "breadcrumbs" were planted for good reason and the flag is now on display on another island...
..and I guess the debree right behind the spy dolphin is a ninja, ready to tell all is going acording to plan... Go Tanuki!
Panther 8 months ago
WOA , send a bomber to get back the flag 0_o
We can speak too about how well trained is the crew XD ^_^"
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