When two of Farber's men make sexual advances, Hellman is torn between loyalty to his country and acting on his latent homosexual desires; his decision will send him reeling as he faces a world he could never have imagined, one filled with raw, unbridled sex, his deepest core convictions called into question and many narrow escapes from death.
After surviving horrendous torture, he is then sent by train to a POW camp in Lamsdorf, Poland. After three days on the train, Hellman arrives at his assigned German POW camp, Stalag Luft VIII-B for captured enemy airmen. His first introduction to POW life is a run in with the unscrupulous Sergeant Heinrich Hitzig who runs a gang of guards inside the camp.
Kenneth soon meets Colonel Wilhelm Braun of the German Luftwaffe, the Commandant of the camp, who is smitten with his newest arrival. The German commandant saves the American flyboy from the dreary and abusive life of the typical POW by appointing him his personal assistant and valet.
But now, the Russians are closing in on the camp and Kenneth and Wilhelm must attempt to flee to safety. At a small airport in Lamsdorf, the Gestapo has discovered their plans and moves to intercept.
Wilhelm engages the Gestapo agents in gunfire and is ultimately captured, but his courageous acts have given his American Flyboy time to escape.
Will Kenneth and Wilhelm overcome daunting odds to be reunited and rekindle their fledgling relationship?