Air

Traitor Planes

Issue Number: 5334

“One of our own kites is shooting at us!” That’s what the tail gunner of Dave Robert’s Lancaster said just before he bailed out of the stricken bomber as it plunged earthwards. Dave couldn’t believe what he’d heard until he and his navigator stumbled upon the truth. But by then they were going to have […]

Zero Feet

Issue Number: 5332

“We’ve got two kinds of fighter pilots in this mob — the hunters and the hunted. The hunters fly fast, shoot first and come out on top. The hunted? Well… young Jimmy Daiken there is one of the hunted, because every time he goes up he expects the chop — and he won’t be disappointed…” […]

Intruders Beware!

Issue Number: 5330

The Coastal Command crews flying Mosquitos had to remain ice-cold when they attacked targets in enemy territory, for the ever-present German fighters could bounce them at any time. But Phil Manning’s squadron had another force to be reckoned with. A sinister, ghostly monk had been seen on their home airfield and everyone was convinced that […]

Lone Eagle

Issue Number: 5324

“Ginger” Stubbs was a cheeky little cockney sergeant pilot whose Hurricane was brought down inside the besieged fortress of Tobruk. Any other pilot would’ve flown right out again after repairs, but not Ginger. The Desert Rats of Tobruk were in trouble, so Ginger and his hard-hitting Hurricane decided to stick around and fight — and […]

Enemy in Disguise

Issue Number: 5308

The Lancaster gunner gave a friendly wave to the approaching American Thunderbolt. It was great to have these powerful, heavily‑armed fighters on his side, he reckoned. Then his grin vanished as the Thunderbolt hurtled towards him in an attacking dive, its guns blazing. He wasn’t to know that the Thunderbolt belonged to a special force […]