Dedication conflicts with hypocrisy as the squadron enters December 1944. On the one hand, we have Nately who insists on flying more missions so that he won't have to leave the woman he plans to marry. His devotion is terminal. At the port of La Spezia, the Germans reportedly plan to sink a disabled Italian cruiser at the entrance of the harbor so that the Allies will be unable to use the port when they take over the city. The squadron's mission is to sink the cruiser as it is towed toward the entrance. The bombing raid is a success; every flight hits the cruiser. The flak, however, is tremendous. Taking evasive action, Dobbs zigs when he should have zagged, hitting Nately's plane. Both men and their crews, six in each plane, are killed. By now, nothing that Milo does should surprise anyone. The syndicate has been selling fuel and ball
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