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“The Flyboy who got away became president of the United States. What might have been for Warren Earl, Dick, Marve, Glenn, Floyd, Jimmy, the unidentified airman, and all the Others who had lost their lives?...And what might have been for those millions of doomed Japanese boys, abused and abandoned by their leaders? War is the tragedy of what might have been.”
James D. Bradley, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
“No one ever won a war by dying for their country. They won by making the other son-of-a-bitch die for his”
James D. Bradley, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
“Nations tend to see the other side's war atrocities as systemic and indicative of their culture and their own atrocities as justified or the acts of stressed combatants. In my travels, I sense a smoldering resentment towards WWII Japanese behavior among some Americans. Ironically, these feelings are strongest among the younger American generation that did not fight in WWII. In my experience, the Pacific vets on both sides have made their peace. And in terms of judgments, I will leave it to those who were there. As Ray Gallagher, who flew on both atomic missions against Hiroshima and Nagasaki argues, "When you're not at war you're a good second guesser. You had to live those years and walk that mile.”
James D. Bradley, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
“The American people will regret the day I was crucified by politics and bureaucracy."
Billy Mitchell”
James D. Bradley, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

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