🎮 Want to earn crypto while playing games? Play different games and earn $LAVA PLAY NOW!
Raymond Spruance: Layton, how reliable are these estimates of the Japanese positions? Edwin Layton: They represent our best guess based on the intelligence that we have. Raymond Spruance: I can't plan

Layton, how reliable are these estimates of the Japanese...

Midway 1976
Something wrong with the clip?
Please Log In to download this awesome clip

Raymond Spruance:
Layton, how reliable are these estimates of the Japanese positions?
Edwin Layton:
They represent our best guess based on the intelligence that we have.
Raymond Spruance:
I can't plan around your guess.
Chester W. Nimitz:
[to Layton]
I understand that we're asking the impossible but we need you to be specific.
Edwin Layton:
[sighs, pauses a moment]
The Japanese will attack on the morning of June 4th from the northwest at a bearing of 325 degrees. They will be sighted 175 miles from Midway at 0700 local time.
Chester W. Nimitz:
I trust Layton and his team. Make your plans accordingly.
Chester W. Nimitz:
[later, on the morning of June 4th, after receiving the report the enemy fleet was spotted on a bearing of 320 degrees and 180 miles northwest of Midway and glancing at his watch]
Well, Layton, you and Rochefort were only off five minutes, five miles and five degrees.
Edwin Layton:
Well, we'll endeavor to do better next time, sir.

Transcript:
Layton, how reliable are these estimates
of the Japanese positions?
They represent our best guess,
based on the intelligence that we have.
I can't plan around your guess.
I understand that we're asking
the impossible,
but we need you to be specific.
[sighs]
The Japanese will attack
on the morning of June 4
from the Northwest,
at a bearing of 325 degrees.
They will be sighted 175 miles from Midway
at 0700 local time.
I trust Layton and his team.
Make your plans accordingly.
Dismissed.
- [alarm blaring]
- [man on speakers] Clear the deck.
Torpedo Squadron Six coming in from Pearl.
Clear the deck. Torpedo Squadron Six
coming in from Pearl.
[metal rattles]
[Browning] He's in trouble.
Shit!
[man on speakers] We need a rescue team!
- Easy. Easy. Easy.
- Easy, boys. Easy.
[Lindsey groaning]
Get him over.
Hand him off. One, two, three.
- [Lindsey screams]
- Easy, Lieutenant.
- How's your back doing, Lieutenant?
- [groans]
It feels like someone dropped
a tractor on it.
[McClusky] So that's what
your squadrons are up against?
Four carriers,
approximately 250 aircraft,
plus the biggest battleship in the world.
Yeah, not to mention
the Japs are unbeatable.
We've got the drop on the bastards.
Make it count.
How's Lindsey?
Not good, sir.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[Dick sighs]
- Do you trust the intelligence?
- I'm trying.
Because we're betting
a hell of a lot on this hand.

Clip duration: 123 seconds
Views: 127
Timestamp in movie: 01:15:29
Uploaded: 29 October, 2021
Genres:
Summary:


Actors

Raymond Spruance - Jake Weber
Edwin Layton - Patrick Wilson
Chester W. Nimitz - Woody Harrelson