Tag Archives: Bomber

Bombs Away!

Issue Number: 5236

Ted Whitaker was a bomber pilot who never took unnecessary risks. He always got his crew home in one piece. Then he was sent to another squadron, and the first person he met was his new CO. Squadron Leader Simon Naylor was reckless to the point of madness and expected his pilots to be the […]

Everything Under Control

Issue Number: 4982
Everything Under Control, cover by Ian Kennedy

Jim Farrow’s war as a navigator had got off to quite a start. Before he’d even qualified, he’d dragged an injured pilot out of his seat and landed the aircraft by himself. When he was transferred to a Hampden squadron, someone told him that if the same thing happened again, he didn’t stand a chance […]

The Stolen Lanc

Issue Number: 4976
The Stolen Lanc, cover by Ken Barr

Tom Cornish flew Spitfires and had lightning reactions to match. His brother, Mike, flew a Lancaster bomber, and was safe and steady as a rock. Too bad that Tom had a nasty habit of referring to “flying tramcars” and lumbering Lancs”, or saying fighter pilots needed twice the skill and courage of bomber crews. To […]

Stringbag Ace

Issue Number: 4972
Stringbag Ace, cover by Ken Barr

They said H.M.S. Adventurer was a haunted ship; haunted by a shadowy figure bent on sending the carrier to the bottom with all her planes and crew. Mystery lights flashed at night to guide enemy bombers to her. Men were struck down in shadowy corners and never knew what hit them. Guns jammed, planes blew […]

FLYING FEUD

Issue Number: 4949
Flying Feud

As a tail gunner on an Avro Lancaster bomber, Sergeant Lex Duffield was used to danger in the sky. However, more even danger soon appeared in the unlikely form of a fellow Lanc rear gunner — the reckless and short-tempered Sergeant Tommy Deakin — and inevitably they clashed. Fate soon intervened and they faced a […]

GHOST SQUADRON

Issue Number: 4944
Ghost Squadron

Flak, machine-guns, searchlights, enemy fighters — these the Nazi pilots knew and could handle. These things were dangerous, all right — but they didn’t turn a man’s blood to ice water in his veins, they didn’t paralyse his hands on the controls in utter, freezing terror… But the new weapon used by the R.A.F. night-fighters […]

FIREBRAND!

Issue Number: 4935
Firebrand!

Siblings Ian and John Jenkins were both R.A.F. pilots. Ian was the elder, calm and confident. John was younger and hot-headed, a definite firebrand. Based in the North-East of Scotland, they protected the coast against attack from the marauding Luftwaffe. However, when tragedy struck, John found himself embroiled in a mystery — one that involved […]

DOOMED SQUADRON

Issue Number: 4926
Doomed Squadron

Sammy Baker’s Ventura Squadron had everything going for it — brand new planes, top-line aircrew, the lot. So how come they got hacked out of the sky on nearly every air raid? The answer was obvious — there had to be a spy on the station, telling the enemy when the raids were coming. But […]

POINT OF NO RETURN

Issue Number: 4870
Point Of No Return

The mission was simple – bomb a Polish refinery making vital cold-weather fuel additives for the German army. The target was easy – almost no anti-aircraft defences, as it was too far away for Allied bombers to get there and back. This was launched one of the most daring adventures of the war – a […]

BATTLE IN THE ARCTIC

Issue Number: 4817
Battle In The Arctic

When a Liberator bomber carrying a group of high level military staff crash-landed in the icy wastes of Greenland, Lieutenant Alec Bartley and his squad of tough, mountain-trained Commandos were sent to find any survivors. Alec and his team had the use of highly-manoeuvrable Aerosled vehicles to aid their search, but time was of the […]