The researcher states that the film follows the quintessential fly jocks Rafe and Daniel who were boyhood friends and are now the cocky show-offs of the U.S. Army Air Corps. While their antics get them into trouble with their superiors, they also make them heroes among their friends, instantly establishing their stereotype for the audience within the opening scenes. The third main character, Evelyn, enters the story on her way to a dance as she tells her friends about how she first met Rafe, their budding romance and a particular disability, dyslexia, that would have kept him on the ground had she not helped him to cheat his way through the vision test. However, Rafe has already volunteered to serve with a volunteer force of American pilots serving with the British Royal Air Force and is scheduled to leave the next morning, forcing him to part from Evelyn. While he’s on his way to England, Evelyn and Danny with many other officers and nurses, are transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe faces immediate death all the time in England, Evelyn and Danny enjoy Hawaii’s tropical paradise and General Yamamoto plans the Pearl Harbor attack. Then Rafe gets in an air battle accident and is presumed dead. Danny and Evelyn go through a three-month grieving period before they begin to date each other. On the morning that Evelyn discovers she’s pregnant, both she and Danny learn that Rafe is alive as he shows up in Hawaii. However, at the same time, Rafe realizes that Danny and Evelyn have been dating and the two friends end up in a fight at a bar.