Tag Archives: Air

KING OF THE SPITS

Issue Number: 4904
King Of The Spits

The letter read: “I, Count Ernst Von Steiger, the Red Arrow challenge the leader of this squadron to a personal duel at noon tomorrow. I shall be waiting at 16,000 feet at British Map Ref. 481609.” And just before noon a lone Spitfire took off. At the controls was young Mike Carson, the pilot they […]

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Issue Number: 4901
Full Steam Ahead

So, just how did two downed Royal Australian Air Force pilots end up on a secluded Pacific island – as prisoners of a long-forgotten Imperial German Navy unit whose unhinged leader was determined to complete a decades-old mission? Sergeant Matt Herford and Corporal Ben MacAuley would have to commandeer an ancient, steam-powered torpedo boat in […]

SAILOR WITH WINGS

Issue Number: 4900
Sailor With Wings

Lieutenant-Commander Jim Treggaron, pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, had the blood of the old Cornish pirates in his veins – or so his men said. Otherwise, he’d never have tried to organise his Swordfish squadron to operate from a little beach in Greece. They were supposed to fly from their aircraft carrier. However, Jim […]

SKY TRAP

Issue Number: 4852
Sky Trap

To the pilots of Jim Ryan’s fighter squadron, Flight Lieutenant John Bright was the bloke who brought them supplies in his Dakota. He had a cushy number, while they were fighting off swarms of Japanese planes with their out-classed Brewster Buffaloes. Then Jim Ryan was posted away. The Squadron was dog-tired and depressed, battling against […]

KING OF THE SKY

Issue Number: 4850
King Of The Sky

They twisted and turned all over the sky, the two pilots trying to pull every trick in the book to be the one who drilled in the final killing burst. This was no ordinary dog-fight…for both aircraft carried the colours of the Royal Air Force. Something very odd was going on to have a Spitfire […]

ENEMIES YESTERDAY…

Issue Number: 4845
Enemies Yesterday...

A veteran of the battle to defend Malta in 1942, Flight Lieutenant Jim Newman remembered barely surviving against Italian Macchi 200 aircraft. A couple of years later, when promoted to Squadron Leader in the Balkan Air Force – a multinational unit based in Yugoslavia and fighting the Luftwaffe – the Englishman was less than pleased […]

HURRICANE ACE

Issue Number: 4844
Hurricane Ace

The huge stone statue of Buddha smiled… Beside it on this remote Burmese hillside lay the smoking wreckage of a Japanese transport plane, with an injured general inside, and a complete set of plans for their invasion of India. From every point of the compass Japanese search parties came to hunt for the wreck. And […]