Tag Archives: CG Walker

Enemy in Disguise

Issue Number: 5308

The Lancaster gunner gave a friendly wave to the approaching American Thunderbolt. It was great to have these powerful, heavily‑armed fighters on his side, he reckoned. Then his grin vanished as the Thunderbolt hurtled towards him in an attacking dive, its guns blazing. He wasn’t to know that the Thunderbolt belonged to a special force […]

Coward’s Battle

The German troops rushed into view just as the Fairey Battle was taking off. Immediately they fired at the aircraft, desperate to prevent its escape. With bullets flying all around him, this would be the supreme test of the pilot’s nerve… but the man behind the controls was a self-confessed coward who had run from […]

Castle Sinister

Issue Number: 5276

Germ warfare — unheard of and undreamt of by most people in 1944. But throughout that year the Nazis were being pushed back on all fronts and getting desperate. In a sinister, gloomy castle in a German forest, scientists had developed what they called the Red Death virus, the most horrible and lethal germ known […]

Steel and Sand

Issue Number: 5260

The desert war was a hard, fast and furious series of lightning clashes between tough professional warriors striving for supremacy in the sandy wastes. But it was a clean, fair war, with each side treating its enemies decently and honourably… It should have been like that for Lieutenant Dick Shannon too — but then Dick […]

One Wrong Move

Issue Number: 5254

Dropping bombs on Britain – that was the task of Leutnant Carl Toller, an ace Luftwaffe pilot. Making the bombs that didn’t explode safe – that was the dangerous job of Jim Bannon, an officer in the Royal Engineers. You couldn’t get two tasks more different than that, but one fateful night this pair would […]