The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.
Some information and synopsis added by Craig Delich, 28 September 2008.
The Courier-News of Bridgewater, New Jersey, had a filler article printed on Monday, February 21, 1944 (page 6) which talks about U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Sergeant John W. Fawcett awaiting his next assignment after taking part in 25 bomber missions over Europe. It mentions that before he joined, he wrote Space Smith. Exact stories at this time are not known. Article provided by Steven Thompson and posted to the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 December 2016).
Art credits revision from Dennis Neville to Chuck Winter, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-28-08.
Pencils: Help identifying Greg Chapian art: Alice has an unusually buff physique in this issue, with washboard abs and slim but muscular arms. (Anthony William Durrant)