Well gentlemen, this is it. This is what we've been waiting for. Tonight your target is Tokyo. And you're gonna play 'em the Star Spangled Banner with two-ton bombs. All you've got to do is to remember what you've learned and follow your squadron leaders. They'll get you in, and they'll get you out. Any questions? All right that's all. Good luck to you. Give 'em hell.
Dudley Nichols (1895–1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897–1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Unnamed officer, Air Force, send-off speech to the squadrons being sent to bomb Tokyo (1943).