Appearing in "Artillery Trap!"

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Synopsis for "Artillery Trap!"

While on a scouting mission in Italy, Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak come across a wine cellar stocked full of wine in an abandoned town. However before they can report it back to their command, they spot Nazis entering the village and hide out in the cellar, evading the German's attempts to flush out any Allied soldiers in the area. Down in the cellar over night the pair then decide to drink some wine while they wait for an opportunity to escape but end up drinking too much and pass out.

When they come to they find that the Germans have moved in artillery cannons that will be a great threat to their fellow soldiers, so Combat and Cookie begin to plan a way to stop the Germans before they can attack and the mournfully accept the only possible means of stopping the attack.

The following day Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak lead Captain Thorne and Baker Company into the town where they find all the German soldiers fast asleep. When the commander wakes up he is taken prisoner and learns that Combat and Cookie tricked the Germans into discovering the wine knowing that drinking it would knock them out. When looking to commend them for their work, Captain Thorne finds them in the wine cellar lamenting the fact that the Nazis drank ever last drop of the fine Italian wine.

Appearing in "Send in the Infantry!"

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  • Communist army

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Synopsis for "Send in the Infantry!"

Major Thorn has called together his men in Baker Company to tell them that they must destroy a bridge held by communist forces that neither the Air Force nor the Navy have been able to destroy. Combat Kelly, Cookie Novak and the others gladly take up the mission with a song on their lips as they march into combat. Getting near the enemy bridge, they form a defensive line to learn the enemies defensive capabilities. Using this information, they construct a crude raft and send explosives downriver to destroy the bridge, however an enemy machine gunner spots the raft and destroys it before it can reach the bridge.

However Combat Kelly comes up with another solution when he discovers a number of fuel drums that. He then instructs the soldiers of Baker Company to pour the gasoline and oil into the river and then they set the fuel ablaze. The resulting inferno destroys the bridge, completing their mission. Baker Company then heads back to base, a song once more on their lips.

Appearing in "Crash Landing!"

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Synopsis for "Crash Landing!"

War story narrated by Combat Kelly

Appearing in "Cookie's Combat Course: G.I. Guerrillas in Green Berets!"

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Synopsis for "Cookie's Combat Course: G.I. Guerrillas in Green Berets!"

Cookie Novak educates the reader on the Green Berets.

Appearing in "Combat in Commie-Land!"

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Synopsis for "Combat in Commie-Land!"

While out on patrol, Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak are ambushed by communist soldiers but the duo manage to hold their own against their surprise attackers, at least it seems at first. After tossing some grenades and diving to cover, Combat notices that the commies have made off with his buddy as their prisoner.

However searching the area, Combat comes across a .30 caliber bullet dropped by Cookie and then another and another. He follows the trail to a nearby river where the trail goes cold. Diving into the water, he swims around and locates a waterfall with a cave hidden behind it. There he comes across a secret communist hideout where the commies have hidden two aquatic tanks. Combat rescues Cookie as he is being interrogated and they steal one of the tanks to escape. With the enemy in hot pursuit, they bail out of the amphibious tank after setting it on a collision course with the cave. They then hike to the top of the water fall and when both tanks pass under it, the pair dump huge boulders smashing the tanks and destroying the base.

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  • This issue is the first time Combat and Cookie Novak are noted as fighting in Baker Company, which becomes the recurring group that they fight with during the remainder of the Combat Kelly series.

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