Tag Archives: War in the East

Demolition Squad

Issue Number: 5354

The supplies dropped into the Burmese jungle were vital to the Chindits, but pilot Roy Raven found these routine operations lacking in excitement. It even seemed fairly tame playing taxi driver to a demolitions expert sent out to destroy an enemy tunnel.   However, things heated up when Roy’s Dakota was shot down and he […]

Ramree Massacre

Issue Number: 5295

Nearly one thousand men went into the mangrove swamps on Ramree Island — but how many would make it out? Everything on Ramree wanted the Japanese garrison dead. British soldiers, Indian soldiers, tropical diseases, poisonous spiders, deadly pythons, and, most terrifying of all, saltwater crocodiles!   Story: Kate Dewar Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Neil Roberts

Splashdown in the Pacific

Issue Number: 5257

Quiet, unassuming and immaculate, Pilot Ken Rooney finds the US Navy to be much like his school days — somewhere to keep his head down and play by the rules. But Ken’s reconnaissance training is about to see that rulebook ripped up — by one Australian Group Captain with a penchant for adventure!   Story: […]

Burma Nightmare

Issue Number: 5243

Jungle warfare is no picnic, and for tankies trained to desert conditions it’s even worse! Sergeant Vince Roberts and his crew find themselves deployed to dank, dense, malaria-infested jungle with only their wits to guide them, but something else is interfering. As Vince’s mind begins to crack, can he hold it together? Or will he […]

Hellfire Pass

Issue Number: 5221

Trapped in the confines of the  Selarang Barracks, Sergeant Pete Mellion couldn’t be further away from his turbulent past – that is until his old nemesis, Lieutenant Reg Williams, is assigned the same work detail building the Thai-Burma Railway. Slaving away in the intense heat of the jungle, can these two foes put aside their […]