Tag Archives: Catalina

Catalina Sunrise

Issue Number: 5317

Bill Mitchell has always been a stubborn soul, so when he leaves the farm to join the RAAF, his father knows better than to stand in his way. But when a sinister Luftwaffe pilot shoots down his friend, Bill’s desire for vengeance makes him unpredictable and a danger to his crew.   Story: Brent Towns […]

The Waiting Game

Issue Number: 5114

Pilot Officer Bob Barnes was bored. He’d joined the RAF hoping to be a fighter pilot, always in the thick of things. Yet, here he was, a navigator in a Catalina, searching the seemingly endless oceans for U-boats which they never seemed to find. There was none of the action he’d craved, this was more […]

Jungle Heat

Issue Number: 5057

R.A.A.F pilots Dave Keating and Roger Smith hated each other to distraction, often putting their petty squabbles before their duty and their crew. But when their Catalina crashes into the jungle of Japanese occupied Papua New Guinea, the survivors radio for help. Two days, they are told. Two days until back-up will arrive. Two days […]