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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago
B-17G. Perhaps the most of famous of all the B-17 models.
Spector 7 days ago
"Wait...which island is Japan again?"
WB101 4 days 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 21 hours ago
I just realized, this arc stopped saying "Play 1" after the first two strips.
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