Draft dodger Corky Jones (Dennis Morgan) lands a job at the Lockheed aircraft plant in Burbank, California. Needing a place to stay, Corky moves in with his old pal Brad (Jack Carson) and his wife, Roma (Ann Sheridan), to Brad's delight and Roma's chagrin. Things flare up between the pals when Roma's chagrin turns to something else, and Corky moves out of his now-jealous pal's place. Complications arise after Roma leaves Brad and all three end up working at the plant. Patriotism trumps passions when Pearl Harbor is attacked, and Corky learns a lesson in duty and sacrifice from his coworkers, an immigrant father (George Tobias) and son (Russell Arms). Dodging the draft no longer, Corky enlists while committing to two missions: one that must be accomplished before he ships out, and the other high in the air. Wings for the Eagle marked the first screen pairing of frequent Warner Bros. costars Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson.