- Colonel Bullard lays it down for his men, when they protest their restrictive orders to stay with the heavies if the enemy fighters try to flee:We count our victories by the bombers we get to their targets, by the husbands we return to their wives, by the fathers we give back to their children. To the last minute, to the last man, we fight. We fight!
- When Junior is taken prisoner and put in a POW camp with a bunch of white soldiers, he (and the audience, and the camp guard) all expect him to be on the wrong end of some racist treatment at his most vulnerable. Instead he is welcomed with open arms, at least partly because the other POWs know that the black pilot couldn't possibly be a German infiltrator.
Heartwarming / Red Tails