un-named platoon captain; un-named lieutenant (death); un-named platoon sergeant (death); un-named squad leaders; Corporal Ed Daley; Peewee; North Korean soldiers (villains, many die)
Readers are invited to join in with a platoon during the Korean War. Peewee can't understand why Ed doesn't want his sergeant's rating. But Ed tells him why: he doesn't want the responsibilities associated with the rank and the fact that most sergeants in Korea are getting killed.
Lieutenant Harry Chesterfield (American pilot, death); Lieutenant Tram (American pilot); Lieutentant Mambro (American pilot); The Germans (villains, some die)
Confident Lt. Chesterfield, having just downed his 3rd Pfalz of the month, tells his comrades in arms that he is going after a Rumpler next. He succeeds and a day later goes up against his 5th and 6th planes. If he bags one of them, he becomes an ace! What Harry doesn't realize is that the Germans have set a trap for him, a fatal trap.