The talltale goes as follows. Three young boys got lost whilst playing in the forest and thanks to a mysterious white eagle, they found their way back home. These three boys would eventually grow up to become the leaders of three separate military teams within the Air Force, the Navy and the Army...
Michael Feggo (April 28, 1908 - March 14, 1999) was one of those boys. Nicknamed "Captain Whitewing" for his bravery, loyalty and passion for flying, Michael was assigned to put together a team of the best pilots to fight terrorism on an international scale. Joining him on this crusade were:
Don Harvey from Scandinavia, the strong, kind, yet not overly bright friend from up north.
Georgios "George" Papadopoulos, the passionate loudmouth.
Eric "Rick" Efron from the Soviet Union, the tough guy.
Oliver from England, the oldest of the Whitewings, yet still spry for his age and polite to a fault.
Mary, the beautiful yet tough-as-nails second-in-command.
Frank Ellis (26 February 1897 – 23 February 1969) from Germany, the stoic and aloof ally.
Laurence "Larry" Sabre from France, the ladiesman.
Wei-Fu from China, former carpenter turned ace pilot.
Whitey, the albino bald eagle, serves as the team's mascot and pet.
When these aviators take to the skies, rivals such as the Blackwitch Squadron and international threats such as the Axis powers know to take heed...
Each member is meant to evoke the image of a national stereotype, yet slightly toned down to a more enlightened and playful shot at the concept.
While this group is a blatant shout-out to Quality Comics Blackhawks, there's also a bit of the literary adventurer Biggles thrown in there.
Stay tuned for the Redclaws and the Bluebeaks to round out the trinity...
The Whitewings (c)