TV Rating: TV-PG: Major General Fox is putting pressure on Brigadier General Doud to bomb the Sub Pens at Nordensholm. They have bombed 3 times and hit the wrong targets, Doud as the Wing Commander takes responsibility and vows to get them. Colonel Hollenbeck has been leading the 52nd Bomb Group, Doud replaces him and reassigns him as G-3 and sends him to the 918th to prepare them for an attack against Nordensholm. Hollenbeck as senior Colonel wants to lead the mission and delays calling Gallagher back from leave. Gallagher arrives but General Doud agrees with Hollenbeck leading the mission. They bomb the correct target, but it is not the Sub Pens. The camera plane piloted by Major's Werth & Stovall is hit and Werth killed. Against orders Stovall breaks formation to photograph a sub he sees leaving a different area. Shot down, the camera & film are lost along with 4 crew members. Harvey Stovall & 5 men are picked up in the North Sea. Back at base, Colonel Hollenbeck wants Stovall court-martialed for insubordination.moreless
Rated: TV-PG: 9 new planes & crews arrive at Archbury. Aboard are some WACS assigned to Wing HQ led by Staff Sergeant Margo Demarest who is an old friend of Gallagher. Three Ace fighter pilots (Clinton, Dejohn, and Rausch) from the Pacific are ferrying some new P-51 to the 511th Fighter Squadron. Two (Rausch & Dejohn) buzz the airfield to impress Margo and Gallagher is furious. They want to be assigned to the 511th, and the Squadron CO, Major Davidson, wants them but informs them that he is under Gallagher's orders. Major Davidson and the 3 pilots see Gallagher who asks for there orders. Dejohn explains that their orders are in their B4 bags. Gallagher assigns them temporarily (TDY) to the 918th. It turns out that they do actually have orders which split them up and they want to stay together, so they are trying to get assigned to the 511th . They need fake orders to assign them to England and Dejohn asks Margo to write orders for the trio. After he tells her that he loves her, she agrees. All 3 end up giving fighter indoctrination to the new crews, and Dejohn gets the opportunity to fly a simulated fighter attack against the new Bombers.moreless
Rated: TV G Sandy, who is out on a date notices a single German aircraft flying overhead. On his way back to the base, with his girl, he almost runs down a Master Sergeant looking for the 918th, who has a German accent. Sandy takes this Master Sergeant into custody and brings him to Col. Gallagher, who his briefing his Squadron commanders. Gallagher dismisses the MP and orders Sandy to untie the Master Sergeant. He tells Sandy the NCO is from G2 Intelligence. In reality he is a German defector who now has American citizenship and enlisted in the American Army. He has direct experience the Americans need to take out the Muhlendorf Stetten engine factory complex.
After knocking out the engine factory, Gallagher's plane has so much damage and lost enough fuel it can't get home. After considering several alternatives, Col Gallagher decides to try for the Russian lines. Falling short by only a few miles, he lands in a field controlled by the Germans, though, the Russians do see him land. Gallagher orders the Lawson to destroy the bomb sight and a German officer orders him to stop. He successfully completes the task, but at his own life.
The German's executive officer is a SS Major who has no interest in the rules of war, only for what serves Hitler and the party. Thus he looks at the master Sergeant Schultz as a traitor and spy (even though legally he's an American and an American enlisted solider). He order all of the American flyers shot. Tune in to see how it turns out; who lives and who dies; how does Col. Gallagher and Sandy get home or do they get home?moreless