On a shuttle mission to bomb Fredericksburg then land in Foggia, Italy, General Chandler leads the whole wing. Gallagher's plane is hit and the bombardier, navigator, and the ball turret gunner are killed, and general chandler & the radioman are wounded; another gunner is killed bailing out. They crash land at Sabina island control. They are aided at the base by its commander, major Glenn Luke a medical officer, and the sole enlisted man, staff sergeant conking. The base also has 4 German prisoners.