Arc 8: Colonel Masette
Paine (writer), Bernard Baily (artist)
Strips: 798 - 889
Dates: 06/17/1944 - 10/02/1944
Col. Eugene Masette is a "notorious Vichyite attached to the German High Command in France". Intercepted communique tells Vic Jordan that the man is suspected by the Gestapo after a run-in with a German High Command officer over the colonel's wife. When Jordan has Adrienne pass him a suicide note from the woman regretting her running off with the German, Masette is persuaded to join the underground. Fearing, though, that the Resistance will still try to kill him, he insists he will only talk to a Major Jones of American Army Intelligence. Getting Jones will be an adventure all its own.