Religion: indeterminate

Name: George

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #192 (Dec. 1975): "Mad-Flight!"

Creators: Marv Wolfman, Frank Robbins, D. Bruce Berry

Number of Appearances: 1

Ally: Frank
Employer: John F. Kennedy Airport

Occupation: air traffic controller

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: helped Cap land plane full of gangsters

Frank and George were two air traffic controllers working at John F. Kennedy Airport in York City.

They helped Captain America land an airplane full of gangsters after the pilot was knocked unconscious.

During a battle on the airplane, somebody fired a gun, shooting a hole in a window, causing rapid depressurization. When the jet pitched forward, the pilot knocked his head and was knocked unconscious. Captain America went to the cabin to regain control of the plane so that they would not crash, but his piloting experience was limited. He radioed Kennedy Airport for help. A gangster working for Dr. Faustus held Captain America at gunpoint, warning him against trying anything against the gangsters on board.

On page 17, Captain America said to the air traffic controllers at JFK Airport: "Kennedy, this is Captain America aboard Flight Number 9-1-1. The big boy's crippled, Kennedy-- we need a talk-down!"

Frank, one of the air traffic controllers was surprised. He said: "Cap? When did he take flying lessons?"

George, another air traffic controller, said: "Forget that, Frank. What's with this Flight 9-1-1? I never of that before."

Frank figured out Cap's message. He said: "Waitasec, George. It does exist. Man it does! Where's the phone?"

Then he said to Captain America over the radio: "9-1-1, we read you loud and clear! You're cleared for landing on runway three. Follow instructions, 9-1-1... We're sending emergency trucks to help you in."

Captain America thought to himself: "Bright boys, they catch on fast!"

Of course, "9-1-1" is not a real flight number. It was a signal Cap used to tell George and Frank that there was an emergency on the plane. The air traffic controllers thus arranged for plenty of police officers to be there when the plane landed. The police were able to arrest all of the gangsters, thanks to Captain America and the smart air traffic controllers, George and Frank.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Captain America (vol. 1) #192 (Dec. 1975): "Mad-Flight!" (1-panel cameo)