Friday, June 6, 2014
Here, the fictional hero Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos cover the duty in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual #2 from June, 1966, in a cover by Dick Ayers and Jack Kirby, and story by Roy Thomas, with pencils by Dick Ayers, Jack Kirby and Marie Severin.
Both Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers were veterans of World War II, Kirby having been in the U.S. Army (and landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy, though about 2 and a half months later), and Ayers serving in the Army Air Corps.
Sadly, neither artist is with us now, Jack having passed on February 6, 1994, and Dick on May 4th, 2014 (and, thankfully, Roy and Marie are still with us!).
Their work shall live on!