A captured German general is to be sent to Colombo because of numerous attempts on his life. Erskine and Haber are to accompany him on the long 27 hour flight in a Catalina flying boat, which turns out to be a very eventful journey.
General Hoschstraadt is a German general who was to work with the Japanese in the area of aeronautics. He is shot down over New Guinea, captured by Australia troops and imprisoned in Sydney. There are a number of attempts on his life so it is decided to send him to Colombo on a Catalina flying boat. Haber is required to befriend the general to try and get some information from him. It's a long 27 hour flight. Hochstraadt manages to overcome Erskine and Haber when some treachery occurs. The Catalina is attacked by a Japanese Zero and the pilot is killed. They have to rely on Hochstraadt to land the plane safely. Written by