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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.
This film was shot at Drew Field, Tampa, Florida, USA, in August 1942.
Colonel Blake - Commanding Officer at Manila:
Say, what kind of lunatics have we got in this Air Corps anyhow? Don't you know what's impossible?
Pursuit Pilot Tex Rader: Thank you, sir!
Marine Sergeant J.J. Callahan: Hey, excuse me, colonel...
Colonel Blake - Commanding Officer at Manila: What?
Marine Sergeant J.J. Callahan: Can't I lend a hand too?
Colonel Blake - Commanding Officer at Manila: You can go straight to...
Marine Sergeant J.J. Callahan: Help, sir? Thank you, sir!
Pine trees could, indeed, be seen in the background as the "Mary Ann" lands on Maui. Norfolk Island, or Cook Pines, are quite common in the Hawaiian Islands as well as throughout the South Pacific.
Opening credits prologue: FOREWARD "It is for us the living .... to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced ..... It is ......for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us ..... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln
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