Flying Lifeboat

Issue Number: 5662

Most men of the RAF Coastal Command were brave and determined, totally dedicated to their job of saving countless ditched aircrews. But Australian navigator Red Dooley thought otherwise — he’d been posted from Bomber Command and he reckoned he was wasting his time and missing out on the real action.

But Red was about to realise that his job was as important as any other… he’d soon discover that dropping airborne lifeboats to stranded airmen was doing as much to win the war as dropping bombs.


Story: RA Montague

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Cox