The war hero chose to resign rather than to stand before a court martial.

This is a story as old as mankind. The brave war hero brought down by a pretty face. He was not just any war hero. In the opening months of World War II he was one of America's few bright hopes. He almost bombed Tokyo before Jimmy Dolittle. He opened the most important supply line in the world and became a one man air force to defend it. The hero then took command of the remnants of a legendary fighter group and created another legendary fighter group.