Tag Archives: CT Rigby

Clip His Wings!

Issue Number: 5162

Bill Thornton was a spotter pilot, working as the eyes of the artillery, and for the military planners masterminding the advance across France towards Germany in the closing stages of the war. So take away his plane, clip his wings, and he would be almost useless? No, not Bill. He was looking for the first […]

Bogus Yanks

Issue Number: 5160

“ACHTUNG! Wanted, for Top Secret mission behind enemy lines, men who can speak English with a strong American accent, expert in all types of weapons and unarmed combat. Tough, reliable, ruthless.” That notice went round all the crack German Army units. The Nazis got their volunteers, just a handful. They dressed that handful in Yankee […]

The Fighting Phantom

Issue Number: 5148

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took […]

Deadly Convoy

Issue Number: 5134

Nobody could doubt the nerve and spirit of Sam Wilson. He was keen to the core, always ready to pile into the action. He was tested to the full as a hard-pressed infantryman, and went on to become a well-trained Commando. He had only one weakness – he didn’t know when to count to ten […]

Midnight Menace

Issue Number: 5132

They called it Operation Midnight Sun. It had never been done before, but the Nazis thought they had found a new way of winning a battle – and maybe even the war. It meant turning night into day – and they were clever enough to find a way of doing even that. But it takes […]

In Trouble Again

Issue Number: 5118

Charlie Potter was a bright, young teacher with aspirations of being sent to the Education Corps. Although he was toffee‑nosed, he was a good bloke really. But every NCO and officer whose path he crossed was glad to see the back of him. Trouble – that was Charlie, a unanimous verdict. So what did the […]

Low-Level Ace

Issue Number: 5112

The other airmen in Pilot Officer Bob Tanner’s squadron reckoned Bob should have joined the Navy. Sometimes he flew his Beaufort so low over the North Sea that his crew thought they were in a submarine! But that same crew would follow Bob anywhere and obey his every order, even when it meant fighting beside […]