Wings of Woe

Issue Number: 5065

Piloting a Heinkel He 111, Leutnant Jurgen Loden was only as good as his crew: cheerful dorsal gunner and radio operator, Willi Klein; quiet ventral turret gunner, Franz Weiss; boisterous side fuselage gunner, Otto Schwabel, and outspoken navigator and bomb-aimer, Marin Lutz.

Jurgen wanted nothing more than to live up to his brother’s reputation as a skilled fighter pilot in the First World War. But, with little word after his brother’s emigration to America, and growing doubts about the morality of the Nazi regime, Jurgen’s enthusiasm soon turned to woe.

Story: George Low

Art: Rezzonico

Cover: Ian Kennedy