Squadron 214 has to re-qualify for combat duty. Conflict erupts when they discover they will be tested on what the book in Washington says and not direct combat experience against the Japanese.
Did You Know?
The ribbons the Japanese military officers are wearing on their uniforms in this episode are American, hence, all wrong. One specifically noticed was the National Defense Service Medal, which was not awarded even to American servicemen during World War II. It was not established until 1953 in the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower. See more
When Boyington comes over the wall of the obstacle course, he clears the wall too high, as Boyington runs away, a crewman with a step is visible beyond the wall. See more