Holding and seemingly first hand flying material, alternating with a rather machine-made romance, for the story of a bomber base in England and its Group Commander, Doug Bruce. At the reported death of Elliott Saunders, unorthodox, unpredictable, and a legend to his men, Doug Bruce is sent over to replace him -- to raise the morale of the men who resent him from the start -- to whip the crown back into shape. Doug's West Point discipline gets results and increases the respect, if not the liking, in which he is held by the men. His methods save lives as the big missions over Germany are undertaken. Despite heavy bombings and heavy losses the pace is stepped up, culminating with D-Day when Doug crashes unhurt, in France. Incidental to the main story is Doug's love for Ann, Anne who had loved Elliott Saunders and, like the men, had resented his successor, but who in the and decides that Doug is the better man... Flight into fiction.