“The Lieutenant Takes the Sky” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: October 1938
Original publication: Five-Novels Monthly
Genre: Military & War
Story description: Unjustly sentenced to a five year “death sentence” in a penal battalion, Mike Malloy get a reprieve—that is, if he is willing to fly into the teeth of a Berber rebellion.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the book The Lieutenant Takes the Sky.