Flight Lieutenant Roy Ogden was a pilot who fought and flew strictly by the book. He had a neat, tidy squadron that fought neat, tidy air battles and got quite good results…quite good.
Then a big Texan pilot called Mike McClusky arrived on the scene; a daring, slap-happy flier who roared, "Get in and mix it, boys!" across his radio. Suddenly the results were terrific.
That was when Roy's neat, tidy squadron changed into a bunch of…
As you can imagine, working (ha!) here, we get to read a lot of war stories of all flavours. Despite the numbers of them, only occasionally do you get one that combines all the "classic" elements of a war story. This, however, is one of those. Not wanting to give the game away, I'll refrain from itemising them, but you'll know them when you see them. What's more, with a bit of disbelief suspension, they come together to make a cracking story.
Backed up by Sostres' contrast-heavy inside art, the plot the story that waits behind Ken Barr's cover is well worth the investment of your time.
Calum Laird, Commando Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 180 (September 1965), re-issued as No 819 (March 1974).