Phil and Mac, the tail gunner, are the only other two crewmen who have survived the crash.
They all managed to clamber aboard a raft and tie it to another.
Phil is woozy from two cuts on his forehead, and Louie makes a compress out of a wet t-shirt.
Once they're stabilized, they hear the sound of a man drowning, but they can't figure out who it is. He doesn't surface.
The supplies are pitiful: too little water, a mirror, a flare gun, dye, fishhooks, fishing line, two air pumps, a patch kit, and a screwdriver, which on a rubber raft is like having mayonnaise at an ice cream stand.
The raft doesn't even have a radio or navigation instruments. They might as well name this raft the S.S. SOL.
Mac starts freaking out almost immediately, screaming, "We're going to die!" (3.12.16) and prompting Louie to backhand him.