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"CREWCUT" CAMBRIDGE

Real Name: Lt. "Crewcut" Cambridge (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Normal human (1950s era)

Occupation: Navy pilot (lieutenant)

Group Membership: U.S. Navy

Affiliations: Fellow U.S. sailors

Enemies: Communist North Korean military

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in the Pacific Ocean

First Appearance: Navy Combat#12/4 (April, 1957)

Powers/Abilities: Lt. "Crewcut" Cambridge has been well-trained in the U.S. Navy and piloting combat aircraft, notably the Grumman F9 Panther jet fighter. He has seen active combat duty and is popular with fellow sailors. Cambridge is resourceful and level-headed, and experienced in accurately firing handguns.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Ginger

History:

(Navy Combat#12/4 (fb) - BTS) - Lt. "Crewcut" Cambridge was a well-regarded Grumman F9 Panther pilot in a U.S. jet fighter squadron stationed on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. He had just participated in an attack on a Communist North Korean ammunition factory.

(Navy Combat#12/4) - Flying back to the aircraft carrier over the Yellow Sea, his plane's engine had a flameout (the run-down of a jet engine from the flame dying in the combustion chamber). He ejected and although his plane dropped over friendly lines, wind caused his parachute to drift into enemy waters. Cambridge put together his rubber dinghy and supplies from his emergency kit. A navy helicopter was dispatched to rescue him but he refused help as he had an excellent vantage point using binoculars of enemy activity and could direct night raids. A North Korean truck convoy and military airfield were blasted that night with Cambridge's information. But at dawn, the North Koreans saw the reason for the strikes against them and sent two torpedo boats to eliminate him. However, Cambridge fired his handgun at their loaded torpedo tubes, destroying the enemy boats. The rescue helicopter picked him up and, nearing the aircraft carrier, he saw the crew had lined up across the deck to create the large letters "WELL DONE CREWCUT" as a high unofficial compliment to the brave airman,

 

Comments: Created by uncredited writer & John Romita.

This profile was completed 09/11/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Crewcut Cambridge has no known connections to:


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Navy Combat#12/4, p2, pan5 (main image)
   p3, pan6 (headshot)
   p1, pan1 (Panther plane)
   p4, pan6 (Well Done)


Appearances:
Navy Combat#12/4 (April, 1957) - uncredited writer, John Romita (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 09/13/2021
Last updated: 09/11/2021

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