A DC Golden Age Timeline...Part TWO


January, 1942 through December 1945

1942


January
-- The Vigilante becomes guardian for Daniel Leong, who begins adventuring with him as Stuff the Chinatown Kid ( 15 ), Billy Gunn retires //ACT# 45//
7- ASSq battle Dr. Hastor ///ASSq# 10-12///
11- SSoV battle Dr. Wilfred Doome //LC# 3//
13- First organizational meeting of the All-Star Squadron; Liberty Belle elected chairwoman ///ASSq# 13///
15- Flash, Green Lantern, Wildcat and The Atom battle Joe Morgan and The Starheart; Jim Harper assists, begins adventuring as The Guardian ( 22 )///ASSqAnn# 1///; Harper then becomes legal "guardian" for members of The Newsboy Legion ( Thomas "Tommy" Thomkins, Anthony "Big Words" Rodriguez, Johnny "Gabby" Gabrielli and Patrick "Scrapper" MacGuire ) //SSC# 7//
16- ASSq battle Nuclear ( Percy Playboy ) ///ASSq# 14///
17- ASSq join with 1960's Justice Society and modern-day Justice League to stop Per Degaton ///ASSq# 15-16, JLofA# 209-211///
23- Robotman goes on trial, granted human rights //SSC# 16//
Febraury
-- PT-47 sunk in Pacific Theatre, Captain William Storm injured
8-13- ASSq battle Thor, The Brain Wave ( Henry King, 30 ), time-travelling Ultra-Humanite, Infinity Inc and Secret Society of Super-Villains; Justice Society meeting rooms destroyed; Will Everett transformed, begins adventuring as Amazing-Man ( 24 ); Tarantula receives new costume; Justice Society and Sargon the Sorcerer battle Kulak, they then reform as "The Justice Battalion" "for the duration" //AS# 11//, ///ASSq# 19-28, ASSqAnn# 1///
-- Bulletman, Starman and Green Lantern defeat an armoured assault weapon from Venus, GL Corps member Abin Sur deletes this memory from them.
16-17- Justice Society battle the Black Dragon Society //AS# 12//
23- The first official meeting of The All-Star Squadron, held in the Perisphere in New York, NY. Members present include:
The Sandman & Sandy the Golden Boy, The Red Bee, Wildcat, The Black Condor, Air Wave, TNT & Dyna-Mite, The Jester, The Whip, The Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Mr. America, Sargon the Sorcerer, Mr. Terrific, The Human Bomb, The Crimson Avenger & Wing, The Star-Spangled Kid & Stripesy, The Spectre, Starman, Dr. Mid-Nite, Tarantula, Johnny Quick, The Guardian, The Atom, Doctor Fate, The Phantom Lady, Commander Steel, Johnny Thunder, Manhunter, The Ray, Firebrand2 The Flash, Zatara the Magician, The Manhunter,

Liberty Belle-Chairwoman Robotman-Recording Secretary

Uncle Sam, Midnight and Doll Man warn of impending attack of Japanese Navy at Santa Barbera, CA; ASSq rescue captured Hour-Man, battle Tsunami ( , 20 ), Red Bee killed by Baron Blitzkrieg; Uncle Sam forms second group of Freedom Fighters ( Uncle Sam, The Ray and The Black Condor ), meet Neptune Perkins ( 20 ) ///ASSq# 31-35///
27-28- ASSq battle Real American and Phantom Empire, Amazing Man joins ASSq ///ASSq# 38-40///
March
-- Pedro, Slim and Fred are murdered in North Africa, become The Ghost Patrol //FL# 29//
4-5- ASSq battle Prince Daka and the Samauri Squad ( Kung, Tsunami, Sumo ), Tsunami leaves Japanese Army ///ASSq# 41-43///
7-8- ASSq battle Night and Fog, Ed Reilly killed; Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick battle Zyklon, Thomas Revere is killed, Liberty Belle gains "sonic powers" ///ASSq# 44-46///
15-17- Doctor Fate reveals origins to Johnathan Law, then joins ASSq and Blackhawk in England to battle Wotan and free Doctor Occult ///ASSq# 47-49///
April
-- Hunter's Hellcats, a Detatched Service Unit, is formed
1- Johnny Chambers and Libby Lawrence marry
1-15- ASSq battle THE SOCIETY OF EVIL ( Mr.X, Oom, Nyola, Mr. Who, Ramulus the Plantmaster, The Dummy ); Justice Society is rocketed into other dimensions //AS# 13//

CRISIS


///ASSq# 50-58///, ///CRISIS# 1-12///
2- SSoV battle The Sense-Master //LC# 4//
28- TNT and Dyna-Mite investigate terrorist activities in Colorado, TNT is killed by AXIS AMERIKA ( Gurda, Ubermench, Usil, Sea Wolf, Kamakazi, Grossen Eule & Fleidermaus ); Young All-Stars formed. Founding members include: Fury ( Helena Kosmatos, 16 ), Flying Fox ( 20 ), Arnold Raymond "Iron" Munro ( 17 ); Tsunami defects and joins YAS along with Neptune Perkins and Sandy the Golden Boy, Dyna-Mite joins YAS; Fleidermaus killed ///YAS# 1-6///
May
8- Under control by the Guardians of the Universe, Green Lantern protects some of the New Guardians' ancestors; Pauls Brooks begins adventuring as The Tigress, joins YAS ///YAS# 8-9///
21-22- YAS battle The Ultra-Humanite and Deathbolt; Miss America freed from coma ///YAS# 10-14///
23- ASSq battle Mechanique and Per Degaton, Miss America joins Justice Society as Recording Secretary ///YASANN# 1///
31- YAS battle the hidden race called The Dyzan and the Nazi Black Cross ///YAS# 16-19///
June
?- The Boy Commandos ( Capt. "Rip" Carter, Ben "Brooklyn" Turpin, Andre Chavard, Jan Hansen, Alfie Twidgett ) begin adventuring in Europe //TEC# 64//
-- Mr. America finishes training, becomes The Americommando, goes undercover in Berlin //ACT# 53//
-- Manhunter captures two U-Boats //ADV# 79//
-- SSoV battle The Golden Skull //LC# 5//
-- Allied High Command forms Detatched Service Unit codenamed The Losers ( Capt. William Storm, Lt. Johnny Cloud, "Gunner", "Sarge" and Pooch )
10-14- Battle of Midway Island; Japanese begin attacks on Alutian Islands; YOUNG ALLIES formed. Founding members include: The Squire ( Percy Sheldrake, 20 ), Fireball, ( Sonya Chuikov, 20 ), Phantasmo ( Jean-Marc Devillars, 16 ) and Kuei. YAS battle Baron Blitzkrieg and Axis America for US atomic scientists; Tigress fatally wounded, returned to life by Gurda and becomes villainess ///YAS# 21-25///
15- Justice Society takes food to starving freedom fighters in Europe //AS# 14//
18-20- ASSq defeat Hugo Danner and The Sons of the Dawn ///YAS# 26-31///
22-29- Time-travelling Queen Hypolytta and Jay Garrick assists JSA against The Dark Angel ( Baroness Paula Von Gunther ), remains in the past and begins adventuring as Wonder Woman ///WWv2# 131-4///
July
?- Mickey Malone begins adventuring in Europe as The Eagle ( 17 )
?- Chase Yale begins adventuring asCommando Yank
-- Justice Society battle The Brain Wave //AS# 15//
September
?- Michael Gallant killed, his ghost joins with his twin brother Lance to begin adventuring as Captain Triumph ( 23 ) //CRACK# 27//
?- The Firebrand retires //@ POLICE# 13//
October
?- The Flash battles The Rag Doll ( Pete Merkel ) //FL# 36//
November
?- The Shade battles The Flash //FL# 35//
-- Starman battles The Prairie Witch ///STARANN# 1///
December
?- An orphan named Kit is killed, his spirit is duped by an Agent of Chaos into becoming Kid Eternity //HIT# 25//
-- Albert Holland killed, becomes "Swampthing"

1943


January
?- The Black Condor retires? //@ CRACK# 31//
February
?- Hour-Man retires //@ ADV# 83//
April
?- Tarantula semi-retires //@ SSC# 19//
?- Justice Society fights racism //AS# 16//
-- Time-lost Superman begins working at Hill Circus as "Sampson"
June
?- Spy-Smasher, The Bullets and Minute-Man form THE CRIME CRUSUADERS CLUB
?- Justice Society battle Brain Wave, drop the name "Justice Battalion" //AS# 17//; Justice Society move their HQ from Smithsonian Museum to the Perisphere in NYC
3- Superman saves FDR, nearly meets the Justice Society and is sent by The Spectre to Warsaw, Poland to destroy one of two atomic bombs and the facilities for making others
August
?- Dyna-Mite retires? //@ SSC# 23//
?- Justice Society battle The King Bee //AS# 18//
?- Wonder Woman and Justice Society defeat Osira//WW(v1)# 231-232
-- Blackhawks stop atomic attack on New York City; Stanislaus killed, Natalie Reed joins as "Lady Blackhawk"
Fall
*** Wonder Woman and Dr. Mid-Nite stop Armegeddon, a Nazi spy //WW(v1)# 235-236
*** Hubert Mason kills The Clock ///STAR# 17///
October
31- Phantom Lady battles Prairie Witch ///STAR# 44///
November
10- Starman assists Phantom Lady in defeating The Prairie Witch ///STAR# 44///
November
-- Atom, Dr. Mid-Nite and Wildcat stop The Gambler ///AS 80Pg# 1///
Winter
*** Justice Society battles The Mad Maestro ( Hector Bauer ) //AS# 19//
*** Green Lantern exposes and battles Vandal Savage //GL# 10//

1944


Spring
*** Justice Society defeats The Monster //AS# 20//
*** The Immortal Man and Vandal Savage clash during the Battle of The Bulge
April
?- Minute-Man semi-retires
-- Green Lantern battles The Gambler ( Steven Sharpe ) //GL# 12//
May
?- "Pep" Pepper begins adventuring for Detatched Service Unit as Radar ( 20 )
?- The Jester retires? //@ SMASH# 46//
?- Sandman and Starman battle The Gambler
?- "King" Standish retires? //@ FL# 41//
Summer
*** Justice Society time-travel //AS# 21//; Doctor Fate and Sandman leave JSA, both semi-retire
June
?- Doctor Fate retires, begins training to become physician, then archaeologist //@ MF# 98//
?- Americommando retires? //@ ACT# 74//
-- Manhunter/Paul Kirk gives up costumed identity to work behind enemy lines for OSS //@ ADV# 92//
July
?- The Crimson Avenger and Wing semi-retire //@ TEC# 89//
August
?- The Whip retires //@ FL# 55//
-- Elinore Sendak is drawn into The Door ///SCARAB# 1///
Fall
*** Justice Society meets with the personification of Conscience //AS# 23//
*** The Newsboy Legion and The Boy Commandoes team to stop Agent Axis from importing Apokolysian technology ///Guardians(LS)# 3///
November
-- Gangsters kill Stuff
-- Starman and The Demon defeat Nazi Agent Z ///STAR# 42///
Winter
*** Justice Society defeat The Psycho-Priate ( Charley Halstead );
*** Daniel's brother Victor Leong takes over his brother's role as Stuff, The Chinatown Kid ( 15 )

1945


February
?- The Grim Ghost retires? //@ SEN# 38//
1-22 Nazi sorcerers try and raise Koth to aid them, accidentily unleashing Stalker, several mystical heroes try to stop him, Tor and Merlin are killed; Justice Society and other heroes stop him ///AS(v2)#1-2 (and others)///
-- James Reed born
Spring
*** Justice Society meet with Conscience //AS# 24//
*** Five Nazi officers are hanged by Russian troops for their war crimes. Their souls are combined into a single demon, Mawzir.
*** Seven Soldiers/Law's Legionaires disband
*** Starman helps The Spectre temper his anger towards humanity ///AS 80Pg# 1///
*** Sandman, Hawkman and Wonder Woman stop The Dreamweaver, a Nazi agent ///AS 80Pg# 1///
April
12- FDR dies
15- Justice Society acts as Honor Guard at FDR's funeral; last full meetting of JSA for many years
-- The Spectre is trapped in the body of Jim Corrigan, retires //@ MF# 101//
30- Adolf Hitler commits suicide?
May
1- Traveling back through time, The Swamp Thing distroys Anton Arcane's operations; Unknown Soldier assists OSS in collecting Germany's occult weapons and artifacts, then goes "underground".
8- V-E Day
31- Creature Commandoes and JAKE-2 are sent into space in an experimental V-2 rocket, Project M closed, placed under Control's jurisdiction.
Summer
*** Justice Society solve The Forgotten Crime, Flash and Green Lantern rejoin active ranks //AS# 25//
June
?- Uncle Sam retires? //@ NATIONAL# 45//
-- Crime Crusuaders battle Captain Nazi and "Hitler", both go into suspended animation
July
?- Neptune Perkins teams with The Hawks //FL# 66//
August
14- Japan unconditionally surrenders, V-J Day; All-Star Squadron probably disbanded.
Fall
*** Justice Society defeat "metal-eating monsters" //AS# 26//
October
-- Green Lantern battles Solomon Grundy //AA# 61//
Winter
*** Justice Society aid handicapped veterans with help from Wildcat //AS# 27//
*** The US government disallows Rip Jagger's request to bring Tiger to America; he then remains with the boy in Asia

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