The Kokoda Trail —an unforgiving path slicing through the jungle of Papua New Guinea for sixty gruelling miles. Through thick mud, merciless terrain, and Japanese attack after attack, Australian soldiers retreated, picking up much-needed supplies from airdrops by the Royal Australian Air Force. But when one of the aircraft making supply runs is attacked leaving […]
Tommy Hicks was fed up. He had joined the US Marines to see action and gain glory. Only, his unit had been moved from airfield to airfield without seeing hide nor hair of the enemy, not to mention any combat. How was he supposed to make his pop proud and earn his respect if he […]
It’s 1942. The events of Pearl Harbor have catapulted the US into the war and Tech Sergeant Frank Lewis remembers the carnage like it was yesterday. Now, the solo Wildcat maverick has been assigned to a new unit, but all is not well with his new posting and Frank’s suitability as a pilot is being […]
Look at the map of the South Pacific. Between Australia and New Guinea, you’ll find the Coral Sea. It was here in the Second World War that some of the fiercest and bloodiest naval fighting took place. Yet, of all the heroes these battles threw up, and there were many, none could compare with Petty […]
“Gunboat Jim” was the nickname he earned in the end. But for a long time before that young Sub-Lieutenant Jim Potter was “Calamity Jim” to everyone. He could never take the wheel of one of the high-speed flotilla’s boats without running her slap-bang into trouble.