Tag Archives: War in the East

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 […]

Zero! Zero!

Issue Number: 5496

Time and again the Hurricane pilots had seen that same Zero on the tail of a crippled fighter, shooting up a crash-landed pilot, striking at the defenseless, and striking without mercy. They’d seen it —but that was all. Even the Japanese airfield couldn’t be found, and such was the skill of the Japanese ace that […]

The Long Trek

Issue Number: 5440

His name was Mike Stone. He was a British Army sergeant who’d been stranded in the jungle with four British prisoners — deserters and troublemakers on their way to a military prison in Rangoon. Normally it would have been just a routine job — but this time their route ran through Japanese territory. And Mike […]

Trail of a Hero

Issue Number: 5360

To see in the dark, to sense danger with the cunning of a wild thing, to move like a hunting panther and strike with the same silent deadliness — these are the qualities you’d need to survive alone and unarmed in the enemy filled Burmese jungle at night. But only one human being had them […]