Aero-Attack Force One

Name: Aero-Attack Force One

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #144 (Dec. 1971): "HYDRA Over All!"

Creators: Gary Friedrich, John Romita

Number of Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ally: Femme Force

Type of Organization/Group: agent

Nation: USA

Note: SHIELD sub-group led by Nick Fury, Captain America

Aero-Attack Force One was a sub-unit of SHIELD which was led directly by Nick Fury, flanked by Captain America. The rest of the squad consisted of numerous unnamed SHIELD agents, all of whom wore flyng jet packs.

In Captain America (vol. 1) #144, Aero-Attack Force One is seen raiding a HYDRA base filled with dozens of HYDRA agents. The flying SHIELD agents, led by Nick Fury and Captain America, are able to take down the HYDRA agents, with the help of another SHIELD sub-group: Femme Force. When the battle is over, however, it is revealed that the entire skirmish had been staged as a demonstration for President Richard Nixon and his military advisors, as part of SHIELD's bid to get funding for new technologies and funding to continue Femme Force.

It is possible that "Aero-Attack Force One" was never seen again, at least not under that name. This particular group may have failed to receive continued funding or approval from the powers that be (including Pres. Nixon), or it may simply have been deemed unnecessary by Nick Fury and was folded back into regular SHIELD operations.

In panel 1 on page 3 of this story, Captain America tells Nick Fury, "Nice going... for an oldtimer like you! And it looks like the rest of the force is following suit!"

Nick Fury replies: "Yeah... just like I knew they would! We should'a formed up this unit a long time ago! Let's hope it keeps workin' now, though... so the Man don't have it scrapped!"

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Captain America (vol. 1) #144 (Dec. 1971): "HYDRA Over All!"