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(PA) Announcing the departure
of American Airlines westbound flight 9.
Flight 9 now loading at gate three,
for immediate departure.
- Yes, sir?
- Got anything to Boone City?
Three scheduled daily flights,
but there's no space available.
- Would you care to make a reservation?
- Yes.
- Your name, please?
- Derry. D-E-R-R-Y. Fred.
- How long will it be?
- We can get you on flight 37 on the 1 9th.
l can't wait that long. l just got back
from overseas and l want to get home.
- There's a long waiting list.
- l arranged to have my tickets here.
- My name is Gibbons. George H. Gibbons.
- They're right here.
- Thank you.
- May we weigh your baggage?
- Excuse me. Put them right there, please.
- Sorry.
You might try the ATC, Captain.
- Where are they?
- Out the terminal, and across the field.
Thanks.
- You have 16lb excess baggage.
- That's all right. How much is it?
Righto, sir.
At ease, men. Flight 93.
Flight 93 for Denver,
San Francisco and Seattle.
That flight has been cancelled
until further notice.
- Yeah?
- You got anything for Detroit?
- Nope. How about Cleveland?
- Cleveland?
- OK.
- Fill this out.
- Guess l'm going to Cleveland.
- lt's a nice town.
Yeah, but Detroit's where l live.
Sarge, what's the chances
of a ride to Boone City?
You got orders?
- Sure.
- OK.
l haven't got anything now, but fill this out
and l'll call you if anything comes up.
OK. l guess l'll wait.
l need a couple of men to give me
a hand with this out to a plane.
- OK.
- Let's go.
Let's go, huh?
- l bet this thing weighs a ton.
- What's the matter? Tired or something?
OK, let's go. Out this way.
Fellas, take it easy down the stairs.
Got it?
- Take it easy going down the stairs.
- Oh, my aching back.
Derry.
- Derry. Captain Fred Derry.
- Coming!
- Parrish. Homer Parrish.
- Here!
- You Derry?
- Yeah.
- Parrish?
- Right.
Got a call from Base Ops.
There's a B-1 7 taking off for Boone City.
She's making a lot of stops,
but you'll get there tomorrow afternoon.
- That's swell.
- OK, sign here.
Boy, it sure is great to be going home.
- Here you go, sailor.
- Sign on the dotted...
- l'll do it for you.
- Think l can't spell my own name?
No, l... l just thought that...
l know, sarge. Thanks.
You'd better hurry up out there,
cos she's taking off soon.
Right, thanks.
Come on, sailor.
Where's your stuff?
Excuse us, Corporal.
- Boone City your home, sailor?
- Yes, Captain.
Forget the rank, chum. l'm out.
- Whereabouts do you live in Boone?
- On West 1 7th Street.
- Know where Jackson High is?
- Sure.
lt's a couple of blocks past it.
- Hiya, sarge.
- How are ya?
- My name's Fred Derry.
- Al Stephenson.
- And this is Homer... What is it, Homer?
- Parrish.
- Glad to know you.
- You from Boone too?
- Yeah, sure am.
- How long since you've been home?
A couple of centuries!
Let's sit in the radio compartment
for takeoff.
Then we'll get in the nose and
get a nice view of the good old USA.
Look at that. Look at those
automobiles down there.
You can see them so plain,
you can see the people.
Yeah, looks like we're flying by road map.
- ls this your first ride in one of these?
- This is my first plane ride.
l saw plenty of flying, all right.
l was on a CV. That's a flattop.
But l never knew things
looked so pretty from up here.
Sure is beautiful.
l never thought so.
This used to be my office.
- Bombardier, weren't you?
- Yeah. That's where the bombsight was.
l spent a lot of time on my knees up there.
- Praying?
- Yeah, that too.
- Cigarette, Homer?
- Thanks.
lt's all right, l can get it.
Here, l've got a match, Captain.
- Thanks.
- Thank you.
- Anybody superstitious?
- No, go ahead.
Well, l am.
Boy, you ought to see me
open a bottle of beer.
- You got nothing to worry about.
- Thanks.
- l guess you saw a lot of action.
- No, l didn't see much of the war.
- l mean, the way you fellas did.
- You trying to kid the army?
No, l was

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