Colonel Hollenbeck has been leading the 52nd Bomb Group which has failed three times to destroy the sub pens at Nordensholm. Gen. Doud 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. The camera plane piloted by Major Stovall is hit and the radio damaged. Against orders Stovall breaks formation to photograph a sub he sees leaving a different area but is shot down and the camera & film lost. When Stovall is picked up in the North Sea and returned to base, Colonel Hollenbeck wants him court-martialed for insubordination. Gallagher is the only one who believes that Stovall really did see a sub and takes a mustang to reconnoiter.
Stars: Paul Burke (Col Joe Gallager), Frank Overton (Maj Harvey Stovall), Chris Robinson (Sgt Sandy Komansky)
Guest star: James Broderick (Coll Hollenbeck), Richard Anderson (Brig Genl Doud), Wesley Addy (Maj Gen Fox), Edward Knight (Maj Welch)