Stalingrad Front, July-August. The commander of one of the formations at the headquarters for the development of a combat mission, sends the order by phone. Meeting at the headquarters of the regiment. The commander of the N aviation unit, Major A.I. Pushkin, at the airfield among the pilots of the regiment. The regiment pilots are on vacation. Major A.I. Pushkin sets a combat mission for the pilots. Pilots on alert run to their planes. Rewarding pilots after completing a combat mission. Major A.I. Pushkin is among the awardees.