In 1944, as WWII rages across Europe, 15-year-old Jack Raab dreams of being a hero. Leaving behind New York City, his family, and his boyhood, Jack lies his way into the U.S. Air Corps.
From their base in England, he and his crew fly 24 perilous, bombing missions over occupied Europe. The war is almost over and Hitler near defeat when they fly their last mission -- a mission destined for disaster. Shot down far behind enemy lines, Jack is taken prisoner and sent to a German POW camp, where his experiences are more terrifying than anything he's ever imagined.