Air Force

Synopsis: On December 6, 1941 nine B-17 bomber set off on a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii. One of the bombers, the Mary Ann, is commanded by 'Irish' Quincannon. The bombardier, Tommy McMartin, has a sister living in Hawaii and the co-pilot, Bill Williams, is sweet on her. The men are all highly professional with the exception of aerial gunner Joe Winocki, a bitter man who has every intention of leaving the army air corps. They arrive at Hickam Field on the morning of December 7, just as the Japanese are attacking Pearl Harbor and other military facilities. All of the men prepare to face the enemy, including Winocki whose attitude changes quickly. The bomber and its crew will participate in many missions but not all will survive.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Howard Hawks
Production: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
APPROVED
Year:
1943
124 min
132 Views


- Don't I know you, sergeant?

- I think you do, sir.

- You were at Randolph Field?

- That's right.

- About two years ago?

- Two and a half, sir.

- While I was instructing there.

- That's right.

- Oh, I remem...

- I think you remember.

- Anything else, sir?

- Not now, no.

Anyhow, I guess that new radioman

of ours is a pretty good kid.

- Yeah, I guess he is.

- We're getting them right off the bottle.

We were all pretty young

when we started out.

How old is that kid of yours

you talk about?

- Twenty-one.

- Where is he stationed?

Clark Field, Manila.

They got him in one of those Peashooters.

Just got a boost too.

If he gets another bar on his shoulders,

you're gonna have to have a bigger head.

- Imagine me saluting my own kid.

- You'd pin his ears down if he didn't take it.

Excuse me, sir. Would you mind if...?

Well, my mother would like to meet you.

Sure.

Mother, this is Captain Quincannon.

- How do you do?

- How do you do?

Mighty nice of you to turn out

at this time of night to see us off.

I wanted to meet you, captain, because...

...well, I couldn't help wondering

what kind of a...

- You'll take good care of him, won't you?

- In a way, he'll be looking after me.

That's the way

the crew of a bomber functions.

- I wouldn't worry any.

- I won't.

We haven't much time left, Chester.

Don't worry about our radioman.

It's a routine flight.

- He'll be back in a couple of weeks.

- Thank you.

- Goodbye, Mrs. Chester.

- Goodbye.

I'll write to you, Mom,

so you'll know where I am.

Did you bring this for me?

Take care of yourself, Mom.

Don't worry about me. I'll be all right.

Goodbye, son.

Goodbye, Mom.

Haven't seen Mrs. Quincannon, have you?

- I haven't. I've been watching, sir.

- Well, I guess I've been ditched.

- You better get aboard, Chester.

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Dudley Nichols

Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director. more…

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