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Zandow was the Strong-Man in the 1940's. When the group was hired to tour the United States and eliminate key military officials, Zandow would be loyal to the cause. When government agent Betsy Ross would witness the murder of Commissioner Newsome, Zandow and other circus members would attempt to sets his sights on General Blaine.
Captain America and Bucky would stop them, however make off with Ross. Later, Captain America would come to Betsy's rescue, beating the strong-man in combat, and smashing the operations of the circus. The following morning Steve tells what he believes to Betty Ross who decides to take Steve's suspicions to Defense Commissioner Newsome.
Zandow's subsequent fate remains as Fritz Tibolt would return to Germany and resume his circus, it is possible that Zandow resumed working for Tibolt. As such, it is noteworthy to mention that Tibolt would later be murdered by Nazi's who evaded capture in retribution of his failure, it is unknown if Zandow would have met the same fate. However, the Ringmaster's list and he sends Omir the Snake Charmer, Zandow the Strongman, and the Trapeze Trio to eliminate him. Newsome is bitten by a cobra and dies from the venom.