After his plane is shot down in flames, Capt. Clay, a young American aviator, is rescued by Frenchwoman Adele De Ronsard and taken to her family chateau. During his convalescence, Clay falls in love with Adele, who is caring for a small child whom Clay assumes is hers. Ordered to return to his squadron at the end of the war, Clay asks Adele's father, M. De Ronsard, for her hand in marriage. De Ronsard refuses to allow his daughter to marry a foreigner, and so Clay and Adele agree upon a ruse. They enter one of the bedrooms of the house together, and De Ronsard, believing that his daughter has been compromised, insists upon their wedding. After Adele's sister confesses that she is the mother of the little war baby, Clay and Adele go away together.