Commodore Leon Crompton is the leader of USN task force 10. His job is to find and sink wolf pack Laika, 8 german u-boats operating off the Azores. The 918Th is assigned under Gallagher as the hunter portion of the team and Crompton's ships will be the killers. Gallagher assigns 9 B-17's, Crompton's force is 4 DD's, 1 CVE flights of three searching, Gallagher's get attacked. Two bombers are shot down. On the next mission Gallagher carries bombs, carrier sunk bombers sink subs. He gets shot down.