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.
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.