Hank: Battalion 14, HT 51. Confirmed: Fire has spread to the east side of the building.
McConnike: Are you positive, HT 51?
Hank: I don’t know, 14, all this smoke and flame seems to suggest that, but you’re welcome to a second opinion if you’d like.
”Frank John Hughes, who played Wild Bill Guarnere, had a special duty that required his wearing his uniform/costume off the set. Looking exactly like an American paratrooper of 1944, complete with his set of jump wings, his pant legs bloused into his Corcoran boots, and a Screaming Eagle patch on his shoulder, Hughes reported to Heathrow Airport.* VIP guests were due in from the United States and he was to escort them to the movie set.”
* In uniform, Hughes attracted many looks of admiration, especially from women.
––Tom Hanks on Frank John Hughes (Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends)