Haruki Murakami, of the Imperial Navy Air Service, and Josh Croydon, of the Royal New Zealand Air force, duelled in the bright blue skies above the Pacific Ocean. The war was nearing its end, but Haruki’s Mitsubishi Zero Type 0 model 52 and Josh’s Vought F4U Corsair fought on like clashing eagles – until a crash sent them careering towards a small island.
They were mortal enemies in the sky, but now stranded on a remote Pacific island teeming with ruthless pirates, they would have to learn to work together if they were to survive.
Story: Shane Filer
Cover: Ian Kennedy