After receiving the mission details for a high risk mission (to knock out an aircraft plant in Rhone Valley), the 918th has a 3 day weather hold. The mission has an expected causality rate of at least (minimum 33.34%. This episode examines how the men of the 918th bomb group handle the pressure of knowing death awaits them without the distraction of carrying out a mission.moreless
After loosing his memory Brigadier General Frank Savage is found wandering around Berkley Square south Grosvenor Street by Lieutenant Ryan. After being examined by Major "Doc" Kaiser, he reads in the paper that Barbara Talbot was murdered in London. Later Inspector Thorne and Sergeant Padget from the CID come to see Brigadier General Frank Savage. They found a lighter with a 918th crest in Barbara's flat. Brigadier General Frank Savage is missing his lighter and he has no memory of night in question. He starts to retrace his steps to the Redgraves Club then to Barbara's flat. It turns out that Redgraves is a blackmailer & spy, he uses women like Barbara to lure important people into compromising situations. Brigadier General Frank Savage realizes that Redgraves killed Barbara and that Padgett works for Redgraves. Frank confronts Regraves, and as Regraves is about to kill Brigadier General Frank Savage, he is shot and wounded by Inspector Thorne. Next mission will be to Saarbrücken .moreless
TV Rating: TV-PG: This episode deals with two members of the 918 who for their own reasons are coming to grip with their role in combat. Corporal Russell Lawrence. a clerk in the 918 Group Office, is starting out and taking the rocky path (as General Savage calls it). Major Morse is trying to hang on to his combat leadership role, but is so worn out it could be costing the lives of the men under his command.
"Here's to Courageous Cowards" is a look at the hard decisions soldiers of all ranks must make in finding and deciding their personal place. It is also a look at the difficulties superior officers go through in helping the men under their command come to the right decision for the military and themselves.
Tune in (or watch on DVD) this episode to see how General Savage deals with these two men and helps them both make the right decision for their individual situation.
Upon returning from a mission we learn General Savage lost his best friend of 17 years (Joe Farrell) and can't feel anything. Upon hearing this fact, General Crowe orders General Savage to go on leave, "as far away as possible without deserting." When General Savage balks, General Crowe makes it a direct order; General Savage is to leave, the base today, on leave.
Arriving at the local train station, General Savage purchases a ticket to the farthest place away. The ticket salesman says the furthest place is an island off of Scotland (Inverness) and he buys the ticket (rail and ship). Meanwhile at the railway station a Wren officer (female Naval officer) is on her way home (on the same island) for medical leave. Each officer has their own set of loyal enlisted men with them who find them the best coach on the train. Turns out they end up together and at first don't get along. Over time, though, they work things out.
Tune in and watch the episode this episode and see things develop between these two people.moreless
Rated: TV PG: General Savage must decide how to bomb a site that is using downed airmen and officers of the 918 as hostages. This is a clear violation of the Geneva Convention for the Treatment of Prisoners of War by the Germans. The American crew don't like to be sitting ducks and act both to escape and assist in bombing the most valuable part of the factory even if it means their lives. Tune in to see how Major Jack Temple and his crew handle the situation and General Savage's response.moreless