Oshawa Veterans were immortalized in the comic book called True Comics in a story called Fredericks Freighters, This comic version was not produced as one of the famous Canadian Whites which were replacements comics during World War 2 while their was an embargo of US comic books into Canada by the Canadian government.
Frederick’s Freighters is a story about Brig Gen Robert T Fredrick who commanded the First Special Service Forces published by True Comics, 1941-1950, 84 issues, colour adventure story genres.
True Comics, No 52, (Sept 1946)
Call no PN6728.1P3T7no.52
The comic strip details the concept, training and deployment to the foot o Mt. La Denfsa a Nazi stronghold at the Anzio Beachead.
Herbie by Bing Coughlin and published in the Maple Leaf Magazine was Canada’s answer to Bill’s Mauldin’s Willie and Joe comic that was published in the Stars and Stripes, Herbie never “spoke ” in any of the cartoons . He was voted Man of the Year in 1944 by the Canadian Troops
Resource: Herbie and Friends, Cartoons during Wartime Barry Rowland, 1990
In interesting American comic strip from WW 2 was called Up Front by Bill Mauldin which ran in the US Stars and Stripes GI publication about Joe and Willy which were two regular US soldiers during WW 2
Link on story on NPR