On January 16, 1942, three men boarded a single-engine aircraft for an antisubmarine patrol flight. They became lost and when the fuel ran low, they decided to ditch into the Pacific. Before they could inflate their life raft, the plane sank beneath them, carrying with it most of the survival gear. Thirty-four days later the raft landed on an atoll in the Danger Islands, having meandered 1,200 miles. The story of the voyage, with few resources except courage is a tribute to the human species and its will to survive.