Tag Archives: Vietnam

Carrier Pilot

Issue Number: 5154

For some jet pilots, take‑offs and landings on an aircraft carrier were a tad frightening to say the least. It was like that for rookie Garry Carter, operating off the coast of Vietnam, and it didn’t help that superior types like senator’s son, Scott Bradey, boasted that he found it all very easy. But once […]

Air Pirates

Issue Number: 5130

Officially they were called Forward Air Controllers, but air pirates was nearer the mark. What else would you call pilots who sneaked about all over the Vietnamese jungle tops, ambushing the enemy from the air then withdrawing before they had time to retaliate? Roy Armour was one of these men. He flew with a secret […]

Escape Saigon!

Issue Number: 5035

In the final bloody hours of the Vietnam war, the P.A.V.N. were at the gates of Saigon. The U.S. embassy was the last refuge for the South Vietnamese who worked for the American Government. But as the final choppers ferried the last of the workers to safety, Bill Evans realised that his best friend, Van […]

Hopper’s War

Issue Number: 5029

When Jimmy Hopper was drafted into the Vietnam war, he decided to become a combat medic – not because it was easy, because he wanted to help people. But Jimmy was unprepared for the horrors of the Vietnam war. The enemy was clever and ruthless with a staunch determination to drive out the Americans. Jimmy […]

The Hill

Issue Number: 5013

January 1968, Vietnam. While the country celebrated the New Year, the Communist North launched a relentless and unyielding Tet Offensive against the South, ignoring the unofficial ceasefire. It was bad timing for four rookie Americans to arrive at their first posting in ‘Nam. Among them was Private Harry Vance, a youngster unsure why America was […]

TUNNELS OF DEATH

Issue Number: 4877
Tunnels Of Death

When he was drafted to serve in the Vietnam war, young Joe Wright was nicknamed “Stumpy” because of his small stature. However, his lack of height unexpectedly became an asset. Recruited to join the ranks of Rat 6 – the elite “Tunnel Rats” who fought the Vietcong enemy in a labyrinth of claustrophobic caverns, Joe […]