During night flight ops in the North Atlantic Ocean a sailor falls overboard from an aircraft carrier, and he dies, but the rescue helo recovers his body. The evidence and circumstances strongly suggests murder, but the zeal of the commanding officer becomes counterproductive. Harm and Bud investigate, identify a suspect, and prosecute him in a court-martial, during which they take a bold and unusual tack. Meanwhile Mac defends a Marine staff sergeant against a charge of bigamy; he loves both wives, and both wives love him and remain loyal to him. However, the bigamy blossoms into polygamy, and a third wife walks in. Further, the admiral ends his search for a new car. Written by
Did You Know?
It was stated that it was fortunate that a lookout happened to be looking in the right direction when the man went overboard. While things may have changed or some carriers operate differently, aboard the USS Ranger (CVA/CV-61) any time the ship was at sea there were two men stationed as far aft as possible, one on each side of the ship, whose sole job was to watch for men overboard. They would immediately throw a life buoy as close to the person as possible and then notify the bridge. These two people were called Lifebuoy watches. These two people were also the only people allowed in this area during flight ops. Note: This is from personal knowledge of having stood many of these watches during two years aboard the Ranger. See more