Appearing in "Bloody Good Show (Part I)"
- Major Tex Gilhooley
- Jimmy Patterson (Death)
- Captain Anderson
- Bristol Beaufighter
- Curtiss P-40 Warhawks
- Messerschmitt Bf 109
Synopsis for "Bloody Good Show (Part I)"
Setting in October 1942, veteran Wing Commander Robert "Battler" Britton of the RAF and his squadron have been dispatched to an American airstrip. Britton and his squadron meet with their American counterparts the 107th Fighter Squadron, but are met with hostile derision over their cultural differences especially from Major Gilhooley. This quickly turn into a brief brawl after one of Britton's men squarely punches Gilhooley for insulting his Wing Commander until being stop by Colonel Masters.
Both Britton and Gilhooley are summon to Colonel Masters and are sternly told in needing both their men in learning cooperation. Britton suggest a way in putting the recent conflict behind by sending their men into action as he had found a suitable German target from the latest intelligence report. Both the men of 399 Squadron and the 107th are brief on their target to be a fuel and ammunition dump at El Fuqa, in which Britton will lead the attack with 399 while Major Gilhooley and the 107th will provide escort for incoming enemy planes.
The Anglo-American alliance commence their attack on El Fuqa, in which the 339 Squadron inflict much damage on the depot. However, as Britton and the 399 head back to base they are attack by Messerschmitts and without any protection from the Americans. The squadron fend off the Messerschmitts while enduring casualties until the 107th have finally reach to them, as they carelessly join in decimating the depot after the 399 had cause enough damage to force the Germans to flee. But one of Britton's planes is heavily damage during the dogfight and are force to make an emergency landing behind enemy territory.
The 399 and the 107th return to base where one of Britton's men Patch confronts and strongly criticize Gilhooley and the others for their absence as one of his friends Jimmy Patterson was killed. Patch almost attempt to fight Gilhooley but is ease by Britton, who then request to Colonel Masters that it is best to keep their respective pilots apart for the time being. That night, Colonel Masters breaks off another tension between the British and Americans as he brings news from Desert Air Force HQ that their attack on El Fuqa impressed their superiors in which the 399 and 107th are rush to Landing Ground 242, which is 200 miles behind German lines.
- This issue is collected in the Battler Britton trade paperback.
- Includes "A Short History of Battler Britton" by Garth Ennis.
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Links and References
- Battler Britton at Wikipedia
- Battler Britton series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Battler Britton series index at the Grand Comics Database