Air

Convoy Patrol

Issue Number: 5374

Fairey Swordfish flew and fought from many dangerous places during the war, but the most risky of all were the tiny aircraft carriers converted from merchant ships. That’s where Lieutenant Paul Drayton of the Fleet Air Arm found himself, and as if the Focke-Wulf Kondors and the weather weren’t enough to contend with, he was […]

Flight to Freedom

Issue Number: 5369

Pilots Thomas Wintrell and Matthew Maddock are defending Malta, blasting the enemy from the sky, grabbing a quick cuppa and doing it all over again. The ceaseless bombing is taking its toll but when the operatic Fattorini captures the pair, they’ll do anything to get back in the air, taking their new Russian chum along […]

Hold the Bridge!

Issue Number: 5358

These were Captain Robert Sutton’s orders as he and his men parachuted into enemy‑held territory in Algeria. It was a race against time, for the Nazis were equally determined to destroy the bridge. Luck went against the British paratroops. Firstly they had been forced to fight all the way, and now when it seemed they […]

Bullseye Bruno

Issue Number: 5355

Leutnant Matthias Schenk is a fanatic — exactly the kind of Nazi the Luftwaffe need behind their experimental night fighters and radar technology. But as the raids from Denmark progress, a bitter rivalry with fellow pilot, Bruno Neumann, plays on his mind. Old ‘Bullseye Bruno’ never seems to hit the mark, no matter how perfect […]

The Rejects

Issue Number: 5349

All manner of men took to the perilous skies in 1940, determined to defend the British Isles from Goering’s fearsome aircraft armada. Different nationalities; British, Polish, Czech, French, and even Irish pilots, like Michael O’Connor, banded together and lunged headfirst at the mass of Luftwaffe bombers and fighters — Axis pilots who were equally determined […]

Night Ace

Issue Number: 5344

Have you ever dreamed that you’re falling, falling, whirling round and round, never going to stop? Terrifying isn’t it? That’s how Nick Kirby felt every time he went in a plane. You see, Nick suffered from vertigo — an uncontrollable fear of heights. Oh, there’s another thing about Nick. He joined the RAF as a […]