Air

Mosquito Ace

Issue Number: 5504

They told Harry ‘Kiwi’Dean to bomb the Nazi prison without hurting any prisoners —to let Paul Thierry, resistance leader, and his men escape. And he did. But there were too many Germans, tanks, and guns kicking around for Kiwi’s liking. So he went one better. Only an ace like Kiwi would have ever tried it. […]

Who needs luck?

Issue Number: 5502

What did it take to fly the mighty Beaufighter on dangerous raids over the jungle? For starters, it took a whole lot of skill and courage.But Pilot Officer Sid Carter reckoned this wasn’t enough. He was a man who needed luck —lots and lots of luck —or he would never come out of the war […]

Zero! Zero!

Issue Number: 5496

Time and again the Hurricane pilots had seen that same Zero on the tail of a crippled fighter, shooting up a crash-landed pilot, striking at the defenseless, and striking without mercy. They’d seen it —but that was all. Even the Japanese airfield couldn’t be found, and such was the skill of the Japanese ace that […]

Mystery Mountain

Issue Number: 5488

In a locked steel cabinet in a Bomber Command office was asecret file which grew thicker every week. Recorded in that document was a baffling tale of mystery —an amazing list of British bombers which had vanished without a trace over the Italian Alps. What had happened to them? Among those icy peaks there were […]

Vengeance

Issue Number: 5481

Peter Ford and Rahul Bose were masters of the skies in their Hurricanes. Meeting in the Battle of Britain, then flying raids together over France, there were no wingmen like them. But sadly, the war had different fates for each, sending Peter to North Africa and Rahul back to India. However, it wouldn’t take long […]

Lair of the Leopards

Issue Number: 5476

When you piloted a fast photo‑recce Spitfire, you had no guns to get you out of trouble —only your own flying ability and the speed of that wonderful aircraft. And among the most daring of these super pilots was Squadron Leader Roddy Duffield, who had the cool cheek to stick the nose of his unarmed […]