Tag Archives: Ken Barr

Born Brave

Issue Number: 5364

Sergeant George Ward, British dispatch rider, was roaring back to his base in France after a routine delivery job and looking forward to bacon and eggs. Ahead of him the road swung round a long, fast curve and into a dark forest — and what happened when George raced into that wood was to give […]

Trail of a Hero

Issue Number: 5360

To see in the dark, to sense danger with the cunning of a wild thing, to move like a hunting panther and strike with the same silent deadliness — these are the qualities you’d need to survive alone and unarmed in the enemy filled Burmese jungle at night. But only one human being had them […]

The White Feather

Issue Number: 5356

No guts! That’s what they said about young Harry Bishop, and that’s why he was demoted to being a buckshee driver in a twenty‑five pounder gun crew instead of commanding one of his own. The one person left to believe in Harry was — Harry. So he pinched back a gun from the Germans, and […]

Night Ace

Issue Number: 5344

Have you ever dreamed that you’re falling, falling, whirling round and round, never going to stop? Terrifying isn’t it? That’s how Nick Kirby felt every time he went in a plane. You see, Nick suffered from vertigo — an uncontrollable fear of heights. Oh, there’s another thing about Nick. He joined the RAF as a […]

Zero Feet

Issue Number: 5332

“We’ve got two kinds of fighter pilots in this mob — the hunters and the hunted. The hunters fly fast, shoot first and come out on top. The hunted? Well… young Jimmy Daiken there is one of the hunted, because every time he goes up he expects the chop — and he won’t be disappointed…” […]

Lone Eagle

Issue Number: 5324

“Ginger” Stubbs was a cheeky little cockney sergeant pilot whose Hurricane was brought down inside the besieged fortress of Tobruk. Any other pilot would’ve flown right out again after repairs, but not Ginger. The Desert Rats of Tobruk were in trouble, so Ginger and his hard-hitting Hurricane decided to stick around and fight — and […]