Tag Archives: R.A.F.

Safety First

Issue Number: 5054

R.A.F. officers, Johnny Lees and Nat Rankin, were both skilled fighter pilots. Put either of them in the cockpit of a Hurricane and they could handle whatever the Luftwaffe threw their way. But in an unarmed fishing boat, with a German fighter homing in with all guns blazing, their chances of survival were drastically reduced! […]

Lucky or Jinxed?

Issue Number: 5051

Sergeant Ned Jenkins is one of the R.A.F.’s best Lancaster tail gunners – but no-one wants to fly with him. It seems that wherever Ned goes there’s trouble, yet somehow he always manages to get out without a scratch on him. But in a time when superstition ruled the morale of the fighters, what the […]

Trouble Hunter

Issue Number: 5048

What was it that turned Corporal Harry Cotton, a quiet, efficient R.A.F. mechanic, into a fighting, double-fisted terror? What gave Harry the courage to face the scorching desert wastes and fight the bloodthirsty Nazi soldiers who waited there for the unwary? The answer lay out there somewhere on the burning desert sands…   Story: Orme Art: Gordon […]

Zig-Zag-Or Die!

Issue Number: 5002

Never fly straight for more than four seconds. That was a lesson learned in the fierce dog-fights of the Spanish Civil War. It was a lesson Andy Roe was to take back with him to the R.A.F. when the Second World War broke out. But Andy’s past misdeeds were to make it very difficult for him […]

Flying Blind

Issue Number: 4975
Flying Blind, cover by Janek Matysiak

Sergeant Owain Howell was too headstrong for the R.A.F. Charged with insubordination, he found himself consigned to the ground crew, servicing the planes he had once hoped to fly. Travelling with his crew to Africa, he was shot down and stranded in Italy. Squadron leader Leonard Brinkley, on the other hand, was a cool and […]

DEADLY TRIANGLE

Issue Number: 4954
Deadly Triangle

Shooting up unsuspecting British trucks in a captured Hurricane was just one of the dirty tricks played by Erich von Werner — a pilot hated by his own men as much as by the British. The feeling was mutual, particularly for Luftwaffe pilot Carl Lutz and Ted Bull of the R.A.F. — two men linked […]

FLYING FEUD

Issue Number: 4949
Flying Feud

As a tail gunner on an Avro Lancaster bomber, Sergeant Lex Duffield was used to danger in the sky. However, more even danger soon appeared in the unlikely form of a fellow Lanc rear gunner — the reckless and short-tempered Sergeant Tommy Deakin — and inevitably they clashed. Fate soon intervened and they faced a […]

GHOST SQUADRON

Issue Number: 4944
Ghost Squadron

Flak, machine-guns, searchlights, enemy fighters — these the Nazi pilots knew and could handle. These things were dangerous, all right — but they didn’t turn a man’s blood to ice water in his veins, they didn’t paralyse his hands on the controls in utter, freezing terror… But the new weapon used by the R.A.F. night-fighters […]

ICE-COLD COMBAT

Issue Number: 4943
Ice-Cold Combat

When their Handley Page Hampden bomber was shot down, Pilot Officer Drew Grange and Sergeant Adam Weir were stranded on the icy border between Norway and Russia. Helped by a couple of civilian hunters, the R.A.F. men were soon embroiled in a fight for survival. Finding an unarmed, abandoned Tiger Moth skiplane, they took to […]