Dastardly and Muttley are on a baloon waiting for Yankee Doodle Pigeon to appear. Dick says there will be medals for all of them if they succeed, making Muttley kiss him. After Muttley stops, the pigeon appears and Dastardly calls for Klunk and Zilly, both of whom were sleeping. Dastardly wakes them by throwing sand bags on them. They now pull back the baloon so fast it rips loose from the basket, causing Dastardly and Muttley to fall. Dick then orders everybody to the planes. Zilly tries to run away but Muttley catches him. with the squadron in the air, the telephone rings. The General says he'll reward the one who stops Yankee Doodle Pigeon with a 30-day furlough with all expenses paid to wherever the one chooses. Zilly says Miami Beach and Klunk says Hawaii and both of them are now in their own separate efforts to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Dastardly says that he would go first as the chief but they simply tear his plane apart. Muttley saves Dastardly from the fall by bitting his clothes but bites him as well, causing Dastardly to say there's no medal for that. Muttley then places Dastardly on the top of a tower and laughs. Zilly makes his first attempt on catching the pigeon: by using a plane that's empty by the inside and has a large opening in the front, he would trap the pigeon inside the plane. Klunk sabotages this attempt by using his plane's fans to destroy Zilly's plane's tail. Zilly then jumps from the plane and uses his uniform for parchute. After landing, he almost becomes lunch for a crocodile. Klunk then starts his attempt. Dastardly and Muttley, who remained as a team despite the competition for the furlough, team up to sabotage Klunk. Muttley places a hook on Klunk's plane and Dastardly throws away an anvil tied to the hook, causing Klunk to fall. dastardly says the 30 days will be all his, to which Muttley growls until Dastardly says they will be also his. Dastardly tries to catch the pigeon in a net when Klunk and Zilly drop a piano on it, causing Dastardly to fall. He orders Muttley to do something but all Muttley does is play the piano. With all the squadron back in the air, Muttley uses a toy pigeon to lure Klunk and Zilly away from the real pigeon and crash. Muttley was laffing until Dastardly, for some reason, says that it would cost him a medal. The chase goes on with Klunk and Zilly now in their regular planes. the chase ends with all the squadron locked in a phone booth. The telephone rings and the General says the whole squadron will be given a 30-day furlough on a place of his choice. they were happy until learning the place was a small island full of pigeons.