Tag Archives: Philpott

Fighting Fool!

Issue Number: 5734

As a member of a group of hit-and-run raiders operating behind enemy lines, Corporal Mike Braddon knew a man needed strong nerves and raw courage to survive. But he also had the common sense to realise that charging blindly into battle wasn’t the answer. That’s where he disagreed with Private Joe Russel whose bull-at-the-gate attitude […]

The Strongpoint

Issue Number: 5558

The target: three big guns in huge concrete bunkers surrounded by machine guns, barbed wire, and mines. They could cut the Allied invasion forces to shreds on the beaches unless they were spiked. The attackers: a bunch of raw soldiers barely out of school. Could the youngsters do it? You can bet they were going […]

The Hunt Is On

Issue Number: 5542

Imagine you’re a British pilot, shot down over enemy‑occupied France. There’s only one thought in your mind —escape back to Britain. It’s not going to be easy, with German patrols out hunting for you, so you’re very glad when you find a group of loyal, dedicated Frenchmen who are doing their best to see that […]

The Roar of the Typhoon

Issue Number: 5462

Armed with four twenty‑millimetre cannon and eight rockets, the Hawker Typhoon was a formidable opponent. Between tangling with FW 190s in the air and making low‑level strafing runs against heavily‑armed enemy shipping and ground targets, their pilots saw plenty of action.And the men who flew them had to be good indeed —for one mistake could […]

Danger All Around

Issue Number: 5386

In April 1945, Berlin was the most dangerous city in the world. Surrounded by enemy forces, and under non-stop shelling, it was the last place anyone would want to be. But Captain John Lester was ordered to go into Berlin — and in the wrong uniform too!   Story: McDevitt Art: Philpott Cover: Miller

Demolition Squad

Issue Number: 5354

The supplies dropped into the Burmese jungle were vital to the Chindits, but pilot Roy Raven found these routine operations lacking in excitement. It even seemed fairly tame playing taxi driver to a demolitions expert sent out to destroy an enemy tunnel.   However, things heated up when Roy’s Dakota was shot down and he […]