Karl Braun -- a German fighter pilot who hates the Nazi regime -- deserts and stows away on a ship to the far East. When he gets to the Philippines, though, war has followed him and he finds himself a prisoner at a small jungle airstrip. His Australian captors want to hit back at the invading Japanese and hatch a plan to use a battered Avro Anson aircraft as a makeshift bomber. They also have a P40 Tomahawk lighter but no
pilot... or do they?