Airboy is a fictional flying hero based during the Second World War. He was created by writers Charles Biro and Dick Wood and artist Al Camy.
His name was David Nelson II, the son of an expert pilot and despite his youth an excellent pilot himself. An orphan, Davy was raised in a monastery by Franciscan monk Brother Francis Martier, who was himself a keen flyer. Martier created a revolutionary aircraft that flew by flapping its wings. Unfortunately, Martier was killed while test-flying it, because its fuel lines had been sabotaged. Davy rebuilt the craft, and wearing a uniform left to him by Martier, Davy named himself 'Airboy' and his new plane 'Birdie'. He helped the Allies during World War II, and soon earned the respect of enemy fliers.