This man, that would come to be known as the "Unknown Soldier," had his face injured in an explosion that killed his brother, who was in the army with him. He single handedly, in a fit of rage, took out all Japanese soldiers during that incident.
He wore a mask to cover the terrible injuries on his face he had sustained. In 1945, Unknown Soldier was sent on a mission to stop a Nazi super-weapon, vampiric octopuses called "Nosferatu". On April 29, 1945, the Soldier infiltrated Adolf Hitler's bunker, killing him and assuming the dictator's identity to call off the weapon's deployment. He then made Hitler's death look like a suicide so people would assume Hitler took the coward's way out. As the Soldier made his way to the Allied lines, he saved the life of a civilian girl from a bomb blast, apparently being killed himself.
In it is later revealed that the Soldier did survive, but was officially declared dead by his superiors, his continued existence being kept top secret from that point on.
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- Unknown Soldier first appeared in Star Spangled War Stories # 151 (July 1970).