In the springtime of 1942, complying with the clog run that took General Douglas MacArthur as well as his team from the Philippines to the security of Australia, the survivors of a flopped as well as sunk PT watercraft make their method to coast. The captain informs his males they have leading concern passes if they can make their method to Del Monte airfield 2 hundred miles away, as well as suggests them to break up right into sets. Ensign Chuck Palmer as well as crewman Jim Mitchell ultimately get to Tacloban on the island of Leyte. In an American objective college, Palmer fulfills Jeanne Martinez, that is quickly attempting to see the police officer accountable with a demand for assistance for a loved one, as well as he likewise discovers that the Japanese have actually recorded the landing strip. Palmer attempts to make Australia by a watercraft that sinks in a hurricane, as well as needs to swim for coast. Throughout 1942, Palmer as well as the various other survivors evade opponent patrols while living off the land.