Passed | | Drama, History, War
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.
As LtCol Doolittle's plane is preparing to take off, the Flight Deck officer is watching the bow of the ship as it pitches up and down on the waves. He delays the takeoff until the bow begins rising on a wave. This gives the aircraft a little more lift as the flight deck is now tilted more upward. It also gives the heavy B-25 a few more feet of clearance over the ocean as it takes off.
Tell me, Honey, how come you're so cute?
Ellen Lawson: I had to be if I was going to get such a good looking fella.
The map of the training areas in the briefing room bear no resemblance to the actual Eglin Field Proving Ground ranges and prominent Choctawhatchee Bay on the Northwest Florida panhandle. This may have been deliberate as details of the preparation for the Doolittle Raid were still largely secret during the war.
There is an alternate colorized version.