Tag Archives: RAF

Coward’s Battle

The German troops rushed into view just as the Fairey Battle was taking off. Immediately they fired at the aircraft, desperate to prevent its escape. With bullets flying all around him, this would be the supreme test of the pilot’s nerve… but the man behind the controls was a self-confessed coward who had run from […]

Call It Quits

Issue Number: 5288

Mike Boyd cursed his luck. He’d sworn to prove himself a better pilot than his greatest rival, Ian Harper, yet here he was dangling helplessly from his parachute and being guarded by a Curtiss Tomahawk piloted by… guess who? Yep, that man Harper!   Story: Staff Art: Amador Cover: Ian Kennedy

J-for-Judas

Issue Number: 5273

Courage in the face of disaster — a famous trait of the RAF throughout World War Two. But not in the case of Johnny Bagshott. After condemning his team to a POW camp, can the flighty young navigator work with the devious Hauptmann Hasse to regain standing with his friends… or will he betray them […]

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 […]