New documents suggest it was.
Although the iconic super-hero was first introduced nearly 80 years ago in March of 1941, new developments suggest he was based on a real life war veteran who helped defeat the Nazi’s in World War II. The veteran more than likely did not use nor even carry a shield, but did fight in battle. Of course this is only speculation for the time being, and SatireSource will keep you updated as more details emerge.
~ C. J. Strong