Vincent Palooza's birth year given as 1907 on tombstone.
Originally credited to Ed Dobrotka, but this is Mort Leav, with his large hands, lively figures and a special crouching way of running, with thighs lifted high. Dobrotka samples from Superman in Action Comics #69 have no resemblance to these Rusty Ryan stories. Both artists are credited on this feature, but all credited to Dobrotka have to be by Mort Leav.
The Who's Who does indicate that Dobrotka drew this feature in 1944.
The Who's Who indicates that Leav did pencils only on this feature.
Keller is credited on this feature for 1944, and this story is one he may have drawn. Some grinning faces and the hawk nosed captain point to him, but not certain.