A Russian Naval Officer reports to McHale for PT Boat training, and, soon disgusted with the 73 Crew's lack of discipline, asks to be assigned to another Crew. But, when Binghamton finds out that the chosen Crew will shipped out to Russia, he talks the Russian into staying with McHale. McHale and the guys must then work up a plan to get out of the situation. Written by
David C. Bohn
Did You Know?
The United States and the Soviet Union are portrayed as being allies in the war against Japan. In the 1943-1944 time period in which McHale's Navy is supposed to be set, this would be incorrect. The Soviet Union didn't declare war on Japan until August 8, 1945 - two days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. World War II would end less than a month later. See more