I Flew With Braddock
- Thu 01 Sep 2011
Read the Opening Chapter of this Classic Adventure!
I shall never forget him as long as I live. Matt Braddock was
his name and he was one of Britain's greatest pilots of the Second
He flew everything from clumsy Hampdens and Whitleys to the
sleek Mosquitos and powerful Lancasters, and was master of them
His war exploits thrilled Britain and won him the Victoria Cross
and Bar, and many other medals and honours. But Sergeant Matt
Braddock was not interested in honours, all he wanted to do was get
on with the war and finish off the enemy.
On the ground, he fell foul of many Brass Hats, with their red
tape and pompous discipline, but even they had to admit that, in
the air, Braddock had no equal...
(From the dust-jacket of the
first "I Flew With Braddock" book)
The first chapter of "I Flew With
Braddock" is presented here.
MORE ABOUT MATT
Sergeant-Pilot Matt Braddock, V.C. and bar, was one of Britain's
air aces of the Second World War. The exciting tales of his amazing
war exploits were first printed in "THE
ROVER" and the adventures of Sergeant Braddock V.C.
are a regular feature of this famous story paper for boys.
(Preface to the first "I
Flew With Braddock" book)
And there's even more about Braddock
in our three part "Action and
Adventure in the Comics" feature.
(This article originally appeared as a tie-in to the
National Army Museum exhibition Draw Your Weapons: The Art of
Commando Comics - September 2011-April 2012.)