The Herr-Inspektor is one of the characters from The Katzenjammer Kids. He is a friend of the Captain, and is recognized by his long gray beard.
History in the Macy's Parade
The Herr-Inspektor only appeared once in the 1929 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, alongside the strip's other four main characters. Throughout the parade, the balloon would not rise above ground level. Not even an extra dose of helium would give him the necessary boost. As a result, Macy’s Parade officials tore the balloon's whiskers in an attempt to stabilize the balloon.
After the 1929 Parade, the Herr-Inspektor was permanently retired from Parade's line of march and has yet to be seen again.