Colonel Ed Wyatt (Dan Duryea) is regarded by pilots under his command as being a ruthless disciplinarian. His co-pilot, Lt. Hobson Lee (Mike Connors as Touch Connors), and Jo McWethy (Frances Gifford), a war correspondent assigned to the squadron become more friendly than meets Wyatt's approval. When Wyatt's plane is forced down behind enemy lines, he orders his crew to proceed to the American lines with the vital film they have shot, while he remains behind to hold off the enemy.
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About twenty minutes into the film, an airfield emergency is declared with an aircraft coming in "on two engines". There then follows a polyglot of stock footage showing four four-engine B-24 Liberators, all with all engines turning, wartime-footage of a B-25 Mitchell twin-engine bomber crash-landing, followed by a flight of four four-engine B-17 Flying Fortresses approaching a field, and then, B-24s rolling out on landing. No attempt was made at matching footage of the aircraft types shown. See more