David Goldman is shot down in flames in September 1940. His face burned beyond recognitions, and he is told he will never fly again. As the plastic surgeon reconstructs his face one painful operation at a time, the 22-year-old former fighter pilot must discover who he really is.
Rhys Jenkins, a widower with two teenage children, has finally obtained his dream: "Chiefy" of a Spitfire squadron. But an unexpected attraction for an upper-class woman threatens to upend his life.
In late November 1943, Flight Engineer Kit Moran refuses to fly on a raid to Berlin, his 37th "op." He is posted for "Lacking Moral Fibre" to a mysterious DYDN centre. Here, psychiatrist Wing Commander Grace must determine if he needs psychiatric treatment -- or disciplinary action for cowardice.