In Unbroken at the beginning of Chapter 5, Louie is in USC training with the track team. He has already made a name for himself in the sport and is set on being on the Olympic team. Shortly after, Pearl Harbor is bombed by a Japanese air attack, and Louie is taken into the Air Force. Louie becomes a crewman on the bomber Super Man, and he goes on several runs with his crew to take down Japanese strongholds in the Pacific region. By the end of Chapter 10, Louie's crew has gone under massive attack, and their plane is destroyed. The crew is then shifted to another plane, The Green Hornet, but they are wary of the plane because it is already damaged.