May, 1944, and Penton, England, where the American Flying Fortresses come back -- or don't -- from their missions. Goose Grease is due for its 25th mission, and so far not one of the crew has been scratched. Sergeant Jigs Blane, Kansan farm boy who at 17 is tail-gunner, irrepressible, cocky, and likening shooting planes to shooting ducks. Jigs keeps his age secret, and in the course of this story finds out how very wrong his suspicious isolationist family back home is. The mission brings disaster; Goose Grease is hit and those of the crew who survive bail out over Denmark, and Jigs and Billy Mock contact the Danish underground with the idea of getting out to Sweden. An exciting tale, with some serious, some funny adventures, and a new setting in Denmark under German occupancy. Good going.