- Archie Goodwin (plot); Wally Wood (script)
- Wally Wood (signed); Ralph Reese (artographs)
- Wally Wood (signed); Ralph Reese (Craftints); Dan Adkins ?
- Wally Wood
- aviation; war
- U.S.A.F.; Adolf Hitler (villain); the Luftwaffe (villains, some die); unnamed Oberleutnant (villain, ME-262 pilot); General Adolf Galland (villain, pilot)
- An officer of the JV-44 Commando Fighter Group gathers around his plane and was reminded that, back in 1938, that General Galland took up the ME-262 for a test flight, and he was impressed. But Hitler was not impressed and only viewed the plane as a blitz bomber, not a fighter, thus destroying its effectiveness, and slowing the plane down enough to be shot down by enemy fighters. Thus, the plane never realized its full potential, and because it was so late in the war, which was as good as lost, the officer is ordered to set fire to his plane.
- in World of Wood (Eclipse, 1986 series) #1 ([April] 1986)
- in Helgenen (Semic, 1977 series) #10/1988 (uke 40 1988)
- in The Blazing Combat Collection (Fantagraphics, 2009 series) ([May] 2009), ([May] 2009) [page 1, panel 1 only]
- in The Blazing Combat Collection (Fantagraphics, 2010 series) (February 2010)
- in Agent X9 (Hjemmet / Egmont, 1998 series) #8/2011 ([juli] 2011) [2nd translation]
- in Blazing Combat (All Verlag, 2015 series) (Mai 2015)
- in Blazing Combat (Fantagraphics, 2018 series) (2018)
- in The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library (Fantagraphics, 2012 series) #26 - Atom Bomb and Other Stories (2019)
- Luftwaffe; ME-262; Salzburg Aerodrome; World War II
Story occurred on May 3, 1945. Parts are in flashback.
Ralph Reese states that "I worked on "ME-262" story....I artographed all the planes, etc.....filled in Craftint, did all the assistant-type stuff."
Thommy Burns, in Fantagraphics "Atomic Bomb and Other Stories, Illustrated by Wallace Wood" (2020), states that Goodwin plotted the story and Wood scripted it, as well as also lettering the story (changes made in credits above). No mention of Adkins having anything to do with the inks, so ? placed by his name.