This is the official Special Features Website for my new book titled The Last Flight of the Daisy Mae: A Story of Heroism and Hope at 17, 000 Feet by Wayne F. Perkins.
This is a book about heroism and hope at 17,000 feet. You will find that the heroism and hope was paid forward by these 11 brave men representing thousands of descendants who have never read or heard the story. The book is based on a true story of a little publicized bombing mission over Wake Island on July 24, 1943 during the darkest hours of World War II.
The website is an ongoing project and features a blog where you can ask questions or contribute stories about the time period or about your relatives who served in the 42nd Squadron 11th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
Other features include the back story of Wake Island and Midway Island as well as features about the B-24 Liberator Bomber used in this mission.
I hope you enjoy your ride with the eleven heroes and their Alamo in the Sky back in July of 1943. I also hope you are able to discover another secret hero who helps the men find their way through the stormy skies of World War II.
This book is one of history written in a narrative non-fiction style to provide you with a look at what these men faced and why they kept the adventure from their families for over a half century after World War II was over.
If these men were still alive today they would love to take you on a flight. Consider yourself one of the crew as we all fly together on the greatest bomber that ever served our country, the Daisy Mae.
Wayne Francis Perkins