Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George) is the commander of a B-17 fighter unit. His plan to send 1000 planes to bomb a strategic German airplane factory meets with continual rejection by everyone except General Palmer (J.D. Cannon). The tough-guy Colonel alienates himself to his men and superiors until his plan is approved. Royal Air Force Commander Hardwicke (Michael Evans) is sent to the United States to help train the pilots, and he clashes with the brazen Brandon. His girlfriend Gabrielle (Laraine Stephens) and Lieutenant Archer (Ben Murphy) are also alienated by the Colonel.