The Screaming Eagles is the nickname given to a platoon of American soldiers who fought in World War II. Under the command of Master Sergeant Robert Steven Savage, the groups activities would become legendary, inspiring generations of soldiers to come.
Known members include:
During a battle in the Axis-aligned nation Kalistan, the Screaming Eagles were engaged by a group of German robotic soldiers. The Eagles were shocked to see such strange combatants, but Sgt. Savage just said it didn't matter if they were blood or metal; they were bad guys. Blitz was injured in the fight, leaving him with a scar across his face.
A conflicting account, told to Roadblock by General Joe Colton, stated that during a campaign against the I.R.O.N. Army, the Eagles implemented a strategy called the "Notional Mole," tricking General Blitz into believing a spy was feeding the Allies information from inside I.R.O.N. Blitz ended up executing many of his men looking for the non-existent spy, dwindling his forces and allowing the Eagles to take on I.R.O.N. head on.
- The Screaming Eagles originated in Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles, a sub-line of the G.I. Joe toyline in the early 90s. The series followed a team led by Sgt. Savage, a WWII hero who was captured by the I.R.O.N. Army to be used as a test subject for super soldier experiments, only to be cryogenically frozen and thawed out decades later (a very original premise to be sure.) With the I.R.O.N. Army re-emerging in the modern day, Savage joins G.I. Joe and puts together a new Joe sub-unit, the Screaming Eagles, to battle his old enemies. The IDW universe reworks the Screaming Eagles into Savage's WWII unit as an homage to other WWII-era war comics like Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos.
- Screaming Eagles at the TFWiki