Tag Archives: War in the East

Fighting Kid McCoy

Issue Number: 5592

Before the war, the boxing fans packed out halls all over Britain to see Colin ‘Kid’ McCoy win yet another fight with his flashing fists and sparkling footwork. Then war came and Kid found himself in a different kind of fight where you swap bullets instead of punches, and the loser stays down for keeps. […]

Top Cover

Issue Number: 5566

Providing support for a bunch of hard-pressed troops in the thick jungle wasn’t easy for even a crack squadron of Thunderbolts. In fact, it would have been well-nigh impossible but for the efforts of Tony Norton. Although he was a fine pilot, Tony was on the ground right now, fighting alongside the soldiers and sending […]

Stay Behind Squad

Issue Number: 5547

As the Japanese descend into the Malayan peninsula led by the enthusiastic Lieutenant Colonel Nishio Shizuo, Captain Tony Kemp must do everything in his power to hold up the advance! Armed with nothing but a handful of munitions from the back of his clapped‑out car, he teams up with local defenders Sarip, Teng and the […]

Pacific Pirates

Issue Number: 5540

HMS Samson was Lieutenant Commander Roland Bream’s destroyer —small, fast and deadly, the pride of her crew and a credit to the Royal Navy. But when she crossed the path of a Japanese Yamato‑class battleship she had to turn tail and flee, not through cowardice but through sheer self‑preservation. For her Japanese opponent was one […]

Jungle Wings

Issue Number: 5539

Flying Officer Joe Blake and his mates were feeling pretty confident when war came to Malaya in 1941. But, when their first-ever dogfight against mighty Mitsubishi A6M Zeros in their outclassed Brewster Buffalos came, the rookie Australian pilots paid a heavy price indeed. Joe, now the only survivor of his squadron, was tasked with training […]

Escape from Java

Issue Number: 5511

Flight Sergeants Danny Blake and Greg Roberts had been in their Blenheim from the deserts of North Africa to the jungle dirt airstrips of Malaya. They were good at their jobs but the only thing that stood in their way was their skipper, Pilot Officer John Foden —a toff with little regard for his crew […]