First Appearance: DC Special Series # 9 Wonder Woman Spectacular (1977)
Creators: Jack Harris, Jose Delbo, and Steve Ditko
Abilities: Flight. The ability to fire explosive blasts from his hands. Invulnerability.
Backstory: Thomas C. Cole was a world war 2 fighter pilot until being shot down. Miraculously surviving, he would awaken unharmed. Having heard a voice which he did not recognize, promising him incredible power when he should need it.
Discharged from the military, Thomas Cole would enter into politics and quickly became a highly positioned congressman who was tasked with overseeing top secret military operations.
Declaring a deep distrust of Wonder Woman in his public persona, he would use his authority to hamper any efforts from Wonder Woman and her allies in stopping the war.
Meanwhile he would reveal that after miraculously surviving the plane crash, that he somehow became blessed with incredible powers. Donning the identity of ‘the Bombardier’ he would declare himself to be the champion of America and fight for the glory of great war.
In reality however, Bombardier became a champion of the war god Mars. Gifted with the war gods medallion which hung around his neck, Thomas Cole and the medallion became a living curse which bound the fates of nazi Germany and America together. Thus for every victory that America claimed, Germany would claim an equal win in turn. For every incredible weapon and hero that America possessed, Germany would have one of equal strength.
All of this was to ensure that the war would keep going with both sides progressively escalating and growing equally in strength, ensuring that neither side would win, and the most glorious war would be ever lasting.