March 1942: The US Army Corps of Engineers arrives in Hastings to build an aerodrome and Foyle needs to calm a local farmer whose land has been requisitioned by the government. Foyle also gets hooked into giving a lecture to the American GIs on local customs. It all takes a more serious turn when a local barmaid, Susan Davies, is found strangled. She had been seeing one of the GIs and was pregnant, but was also involved selling illegal whiskey for her employer, Alan Carter. Meanwhile Sgt. Milner investigates the death of friend, Will Grayson, who died in a house fire. He had been drinking at Carter's pub but wasn't drunk when he left and Milner can't quite figure out why his friend didn't get out of the burning house in time. Finally, Sam gets unhappy news from boyfriend Andrew. Written by
Did You Know?
Taylor and Susan are in the hay barn and hear gunshots. Taylor says it is probably Farmer Giles and his blunderbuss. J. R. R. Tolkien's story "Farmer Giles of Ham" does contain a blunderbuss and was written in 1939 but not published untill 1949. See more
The American soldiers are members of the 215th Engineering Battalion (Aviation) on a mission to construct an airfield for the U.S. Army Air Corps. However the members of this unit wear the divisional insignia of the First Infantry Division. The First Infantry Division did not have a unit like the 215th in its table of organization and, in any case, did not arrive in England until July 1942, four months after the events depicted in this episode. See more
Boy at Roadside
The Jerries are here. The Jerries are here.