July, 24, 2017 is the 74th Anniversary of the Alamo in the Sky…the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae. Eleven brave crewmen on a B-24 Bomber are thrown into the fight and flight of their lives over the Alamo of the Pacific, Wake Island on July 24 1943. In the middle of the Pacific during the early years of World War II, Fran Perkins, Arvid Ambur, Earl Conley, Joe Gall and the entire crew fly and fight a battle at 17,000 feet and at 300 miles per hour against overwhelming odds.
Eleven men paid life forward so that the families of complete strangers would survive and live their lives for them. The surviving families never knew much of this dangerous battle since it was only shared in the private thoughts of these heroes when their homes were quiet.
Paying life forward, these eleven brave men and the many thousands of men like them will be honored and their story be told to inspire, enlighten and entertain. The story of the Daisy Mae, will help us remember the quite hero that hides within. It is a story of heroism, humor and hope.
“Never underestimate the power of hope,”…Navigator Lt. Benjamin I. Weiss, The Daisy Mae on July 24, 1943