Tag Archives: RAF

Hurri to the Rescue

Issue Number: 5264

Just a handful of men cast up on a desert island. Soldiers, sailors, and airmen — survivors every one of them. And what were they going to tackle? A force of Japanese bombers and a fleet of Japanese submarines! How could they lose?   Story: McOwan Art: A C Kennedy Cover: Ian Kennedy

Braddock

Issue Number: 5259

“Better you just forget about being a pilot”, said Squadron Leader Roy Suddaby when Matt Braddock first tried to enlist in the auxiliaries. But he wasn’t a quitter, and the blue-eyed man with uncanny talent would fight his way to the best bombing squad in Britain before he could bring the fight to Nazi Germany. […]

Werewolf Mission

Issue Number: 5258

A dogfight over Germany — nothing unusual in that. But take a closer look… the German jet has RAF markings. Stranger still, flying the American plane is a Luftwaffe ace — a Nazi Werewolf fanatic on an incredible mission. And all this is three years after the end of the war!   Story: Staff Art: […]

Komet!

Issue Number: 5252

They shot skywards with incredible speed; flame and smoke trailing behind them as they blasted the Allied bombers to pieces with 30mm cannons. They were the incredible, deadly-dangerous Me163s, the winged killers called — KOMET!   Story: RA Montague Art: DS Gomez Cover: Ian Kennedy  

Escape From Crete

Issue Number: 5218

Accepted for aircrew training, Frank Wilson thought his dreams were about to be realised – then he was posted to the island of Crete. There, everything seemed to be against him, including one of his own officers, but Frank was determined to fly. With the help of some hard New Zealanders and a bunch of […]

Jet Blitz

Issue Number: 5208

Hitler’s latest secret weapon, the lightning-fast Messerschmitt 262 jets were unmatched by the Allies in speed. So the RAF had to go down and nail this menace for good, the hard way – on the ground. But to dive your Tempest right inside a hangar full of a dozen jets and drop your bombs – […]

Jinx Pilot

Issue Number: 5204

The Luftwaffe were after him, the Germans were hunting him, even his own mates in the RAF were out for Pete Kelly’s head. If ever there was a harum‑scarum fighting fool, it was Kelly. Imagine it! What kind of a man takes off in a brand new Spitfire for a sweep over Italy and ends […]

The Flying Fox

Issue Number: 5196

A damp, soggy sandbank is not the ideal runway, but Pilot Officer Mike Hickling was using one as he battled to coax his Gladiator into the air. And, to make matters worse, a mate of his was lying flat on the wing, holding on like grim death. All this with a German launch slamming over […]

Day of Danger

Issue Number: 5120

The Luftwaffe ground crews standing around the German drome gazed upwards in amazement. There, above them, a Royal Air Force Mosquito was circling, undercarriage and flaps down, preparing to make a landing. It looked like a crafty trick of some kind – but no! The Mosquito touched down and rolled to a standstill. The pilot […]