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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Poster

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Lieutenant Jacob 'Shorty' Manch: Well feed me corn and watch me grow! How did all this scum get in here?

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Lt. Ted Lawson: 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.

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Lt. Bob Gray: [pensively] When I was a kid, I used to dream about going someplace on a ship. Well, here I am!

Lt. Ted Lawson: And out there is Japan. My mother had a Jap gardener once. He seemed like a nice little guy.

Lt. Bob Gray: You know I don't hate Japs yet. It's a funny thing. I don't like them, but I don't hate them.

Lt. Ted Lawson: I guess, I don't either. You get kind of mixed up.

Lt. Bob Gray: Yeah.

Lt. Ted Lawson: It's hard to figure, yet here we are.

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Lt. Ted Lawson: Goodbye.

Young Dr. Chung: I have one sorrow, Lieutenant. that we did not have the medicine to ease your pain.

Lt. Ted Lawson: You saved my life, Doc.

Young Dr. Chung: I hope that someday you'll come back to us.

Lt. Ted Lawson: We'll be back. Maybe not us ourselves but a lotta guys like us, and I'd like to be with them. You're our kind of people.

Young Dr. Chung: Thank you, sir.

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Gen. James Doolittle: [Addressing all the flight crews, assembled in the USS Hornet's briefing room] Lt. Jurika has detailed maps and pictures of cities and specified targets. Mr. Jurika spent a great many years in Japan. I think it might be a good idea if he gave you some idea of what kind of people you're going to run up against in case you're forced down. Mr. Jurika.

Lieut. Jurika: [Lt. Jurika gets up and addresses the men] I was assistant Naval attaché at our embassy in Japan, long enough to learn a few things about the Orient.

Lt. Bob Gray: Just what should we do, Mr. Jurika? How should we conduct ourselves, in case we are forced down over Japan?

Lieut. Jurika: My advice is, see that you're NOT forced down over Japan.

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Gen. James Doolittle: [on the phone] Hello, hello, York? Dolittle. I want you to get twenty-four B-25's and volunteer crews down to Eglin Field as soon as you can. The job'll take 'em out of the country for about three months. Tell 'em it's a secret mission. They won't know where they're going until they get there. Thats's right, volunteers. tell them they're not to talk to anybody. That's an order!

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Ellen Lawson: Oh, Ted, I'm going to write you a letter every day you're gone. I know they won't deliver them. I won't even mail them, but I'm going to write them anyway. That way we'll kind of be in touch. That way we'll feel close.

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