Shit. Wait and see!
1919, the Marines were practicing
dive-bombing off Haiti.

Everybody said:
""Premature, wait and see.""

We waited, then the Germans
showed us in '37 in Madrid.

You mean like at Pearl Harbor?.
- Pearl Harbor, shit!

In '32 it was proved that Pearl Harbor
could be attacked from the air.

And Admiral Ramsey predicted
it would happen, in detail.

When was that?.
- 1937, pal.

Wait and see. We waited.
December 7th, we saw.
The wait-and-seers
will bust your ass every time.

I'll drink to that.
- Bet your...

How long have you been here?.
- Long enough to hear your lecture.

You ought to go on the radio.
How the hell are you?.

Alright... Well, I'm celebrating
my birthday. That's how I am.

That's a problem
we all have once a year.

My God,
now you got my kid flying for you.

How's the boy doing?.
- Just fine.

He's a good pilot. Got him in an F4F.
He'll be shipping out any day.

Coming from you that means a lot.
No. He's good man, a natural pilot,
good attitude, good marksman.

Tom's only deficiency
would be in enemy identification.

He's got to learn, you don't win a war
by kissing the enemy.

For Christ's sake... - Well, he told
the whole God-damned squadron.

I met her. She seems like a nice girl.
- So is Madame Butterfly.

She's having trouble with him.
- Now you're having trouble seeing.

I've got to shove off.
Scuttlebutt says you're going out
on the Yorktown. - That's right.

Well, keep your dumb ass
out of drafts. - That's right, buddy.

Thanks for keeping an eye on my boy.
I appreciate it.