Annie organizes the local kids into the "Junior Commandos" to do homefront war work. Annie befriends Mrs. Sleet, a bitter old woman who lost her son and husband in "the last war" (World War I). Doc Zee joins the Army and Annie comes to live with Mrs. Sleet, who she now refers to as "Auntie Priss." Later Annie uncovers a German Fifth Column operation. A brief cameo of Daddy Warbucks fighting in Asia, then back to Annie and the kids watching a sub attack a ship. Later Annie hears a radio report that Warbucks and his company had been killed in battle. Doc Zee returns from the war, minus an arm.
from Little Orphan Annie (News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1942 [last strip dated 1942.11.21]
Likely reprints from another Dell series edited into one long story. Story continues in Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #107 (May 1946).