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Hunters of the Night

Issue Number: 5438

Out of the darkness they came, to strike at the enemy before he knew what was happening. Their radar locked onto the target, the parachute flares were dropped to illuminate their victim in a blinding glare, then down went the bombs. They were the long-range Catalina flying boats, painted dark grey and flown by men […]

The Fiord Fighters

Issue Number: 5434

With their Norwegian homeland occupied by the Germans, Lieutenant Rolf Amundsen and his crew had good reason for wanting to tangle with the enemy as often as possible. Unfortunately, their CO, Lieutenant Commander George Barron, reckoned they were just a bunch of pirates and took every opportunity to dampen their enthusiasm. But when they were […]

Fair Play

Issue Number: 5407

“Prize rules” — the set of maritime laws which require a ship’s crew to send a boarding party to inspect any suspicious merchant vessels. If the merchant ship was found to be carrying cargo bound for the enemy, then the submarine was permitted to sink the vessel — after the merchant crew had been put […]

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 […]

Lone Wolf

Issue Number: 5343

U-1215’s Kommandant Josef Jewinski knew there was a traitor in his crew — a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Diving deeper into the Atlantic, the water and paranoia threatened to crush Josef. He had heard the word “mutiny” whispered by men sworn to his command. Now there is blood on his hands, but can he find the […]