This stirring but sometimes sanctimonious war drama stars Morgan as a WW II flying ace who battles the Japanese over China while piloting for Gen. Claire Chennault's "Flying Tigers." It's really a tale of one boy's love of flight from the time when he first jumps off the barn roof with
an umbrella. In various sequences Morgan is depicted practicing with model planes, going through West Point, flying the mail through stormy weather, instructing other pilots, and finally accepting a hazardous mission to China just after Pearl Harbor is bombed. He winds up flying with Chennault's
all-volunteer group and learns that no pilot flies alone, that there is also a spiritual ...