More a recruiting picture for the Coast Guard than a serious narrative, this film highlights the Guard's beach operations in WW II. The story follows a group of shipyard workers, spurred on by the attack on Pearl Harbor, who join the Coast Guard's officer training program. Shipyard boss
Tucker is tricked into joining the Guard by worker Russell and fails officer training, but he is given a bos'n rating and he and his pals go off to fight. The group sees action in major battles in the South Pacific. Actual wartime footage is used for the beachhead landings.