Juvenile Adventure serial (1942)
Based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name,
Don Winslow Of the Navy was a serial filled with
slam-bang wartime action. Don was in the Coast Guard in
some adventures, but Navy Intelligence officer Don Winslow
squared off against enemies in this radio serial, and
since he was in intelligence work, that meant spies and
really neat advanced military hardware, like mini-subs.
adventure got much more serious during World
War II, when the kid's adventure shows such as Superman,
Green Hornet, and
Hop Harrigan went
to war along with America's men and women. But since Don
Winslow was already in the armed forces, he didn't have
to force the issue of fighting the enemies of the nation.
Like many of the old time radio shows of that time, even the kid's
serials, Don Winslow is truly evocative of those dark
days of WW II.
The character was also the star of his own Universal
movie serial series and several Little Big Books.
Don's buddy on board, Lt. Red Pennington, also does
yeoman's duty as pitchman for Post Toasties, and his appeals
to all the little "ship mates" to down a great
bowl of Post Toasties are great fun, too.
For more juvenile (and adults who love these shows) adventure,
click on Speed Gibson,
Blue Beetle, Buck
Rogers, Captain Midnight,
Green Hornet, Dick
Tracy, Terry and the Pirates
and the big classic show of all the juvenile serials,
Superman. Though not
serials, Jungle Jim's
adventures are thrilling, as are Tarzan,
and all the outdoor adventure shows like The
Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
and Mark Trail.
This collection is also included as a component of the the updated World
War II Collection.
(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)