Grant: (walking away from plane crash) Let me guess, you're here because you thought it'd be fun to fly airplanes. Go home while you still can. William Jensen: Guy sure knows how to make friends. Captain Thenault: All his friends are dead.
(first lines) Title Card: By the start of 1916, World War I had wreaked havoc across Europe. Over nine million people would eventually die. Title Card: Although the airplane had only recently been invented, it was quickly adapted into a war machine. Title Card: The young men who flew them became the first fighter pilots and a new kind of hero was born.
Captain Thenault: We don't want you bringing bullets home; we have millions. Leave the bullets up there. Let the Germans take them home.
Reed Cassidy: Some day it'll just end. Everyone will go home, get on with their lives. Tall grass will cover the battlefields. And all the pilots we've lost won't mean a damn thing.
Captain Thenault: Watch the fuel. If you run out of gas, you will sleep with the Germans.
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