Quotation by Frank W. Wead

Dizzy: Say, don't you think about anything but flying? When did the bug first bite you?
Tommy: You remember the day Lindy came back from Paris?... I was only a kid, but I'll never forget it. They wrote "Welcome Home" with smoke across the sky and signed it QB.... I didn't even know what QB meant. Then someone told me about the quiet burglar. Old pilots joining together to help the flying game. I loved that. They seemed apart from ordinary people.
Dizzy: Oh they were. That, that first QB hanger was a great place. Each pilot had his own drinking mug, and whenever one got bumped off, they put the mug on the shelf over the bar, bottom up, and your first drink was always a silent toast to the shelf.
Frank W. Wead (1895?–1947), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Dizzy Davis (James Cagney), Tommy (June Travis), Ceiling Zero, discussing their early memories of flying (1935).

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