GENERAL HUNT

Real Name: Sir Robert Hunt

Identity/Class: Human (English, World War I through World War II Era)

Occupation: Former pilot and pilot

Group Membership: Royal Flying Corps

Affiliations: Jack Fury

Enemies: The Red Baron (Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen)

Known Relatives: unnamed daughter

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: England, from 1910's to 1940's

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (March, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: General Hunt was an able fighter pilot in his prime, but was primarily gifted at training other pilots.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (fb)) - In 1916, General Hunt was stationed in England, and was in charge of many of the fighter pilots employed during World War I. One day, he was visited by Jack Fury, a brash American who was determined to become a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. Sensing that Fury cared only for adventure, Hunt lectured him about the dangers of war, but Fury was resolved to become a fighter pilot because he had nothing else to do with himself.

The next day, Fury demonstrated his abilities as a pilot to Hunt, and Hunt was amazed by Fury's flawless talent. Fury was put into training, but Hunt found him difficult, as he was too impatient to get into battle. Hunt was able to keep Fury in line until he graduated, and Fury left him to serve in a fighter squadron in France.

Shortly afterwards, General Hunt was transferred to France, and wound up in command of the base where Fury was stationed. Fury had found working with other pilots difficult, as he was so gifted behind the controls that other pilots only got in his way. When Fury accidentally crippled two friendly planes, General Hunt was forced to ground him.

Soon, the base found itself under attack by a squadron led by Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen-- the infamous Red Baron. Fury disobeyed orders to fight the Red Baron, and Hunt also took to the skies to help Fury. However, the Red Baron shot General Hunt down. Fury was able to down the Red Baron himself, then landed and pulled Hunt out of the wreckage. Because of the burns Hunt sustained, he was left unable to fly. Fury at first refused to fly without Hunt, but Hunt convinced him to continue, and Fury went on to become a highly-decorated combat pilot.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (BTS)) - During World War II, Sir Robert's daughter happened to encounter Sgt. Nick Fury, Jack's son, who was stationed in England with the Howling Commandos. When she brought Nick home with her, Sir Robert was astonished to learn that Nick was the son of his old friend.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76) - Hunt was surprised to learn that Nick had never learned of his father's war exploits, and told him of his father's adventures.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Bill Everett, Dick Ayers and John Severin.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
General Hunt should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76, page 15, panel 2
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76, page 2, panel 1


Appearances:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (March, 1970) - Gary Friedrich & Bill Everett (writers), Dick Ayers (pencils), John Severin (inks), Stan Lee (editor)


Last updated: 06/29/06

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