Don Wright was a publisher of Daily Bulletin, a newspaper based in either Central City or New York City (different issues give different locations). He put on a costume to help the downtrodden and oppressed. When World War II broke out, he focused on fighting the Axis saboteurs. He was aided by the Young Defenders, four children named Lefty, Slim, Whitey (later Beanie) and Joanie, who worked as newsboys for the Daily Bulletin. Captain Freedom originally displayed super-strength and limited flight, but those powers vanished shortly after his original appearance and he remained non-powered for the remainer of his appearances.