Back Cover Summary Edit

1243 dawn strike
Commando No 433 - Dawn Strike 2

Front cover of Issue 433. [1]

What do you do when you want a Spitfire as badly as Pilot officer Tim Mitcham?


Creators Edit

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Publishing history Edit

First published as no 433 in October 1969. Republished as no 1243 in August 1978.

Use of WS Code Edit

The application of Squadron code on the Spitfires in this story is incorrect. Of the two units linked to the WS code, 9 Squadron was a bomber unit, and 275 Squadron, although allocated code WS for the period April - September 1939, used squadron code PV from it's formation on 15 October 1941 .[2]

References Edit


  1. Collectors lot Website
  2. Lake, Alan. 1999. Pages 194 & 252.

Bibliography Edit

  • Lake, Alan. Flying Units of the RAF. Airlife. 1999.