Heroes working on farms during World War II

Farm Boy and Farm Girl Heroes from Northern Illinois in World War II

In Chapter 3, of my new book The Last Flight of the Daisy Mae,  I point out that the eleven handsome fly boys in their B-24 were only a small part of a united team at home. Chapter 3 takes place in Northern Illinois and the following thirty minute movie shows you the farmers and their crucial work, not only feeding the country but also feeding the world.

You witness how these brave men, women, and children adapt to the conditions and do remarkable work. This video takes place on farms familiar to me and my family in Northern Illinois…

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Click here to read the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae by Wayne F Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

B-24 Emergency Landing Training for Pilots

Emergency Landing Training for B-24 Liberators

This US Army Air Corps film from 1943 helps train pilots for emergency landings, with damaged B-24 Liberators. You get to see actual footage that involves the Liberators landing after battles all around the world. You get a sense of how World War II was truly a World War…

Emergency Landing Training Video

 

Read the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae: A Story of Heroism and Hope at 17,000 feet…

 

“Never underestimate the power of hope,” Navigator Lt. Benjamin I. Weiss, on July 24, 1943

Flexible Gunnery School in 1943

Flexible Gunnery School in 1943

Today you get a view of Flexible Gunnery School in 1943 during World War II. The twenty minute video shows you many of the classes the gunners took during World War II in order to qualify to fight in the Pacific Front on B-24 Liberator Bombers. Earl Conley was the Rear Gunner (Rear Turret Gunner) on the Daisy Mae. This video depicts what Earl Conley, Arvid Ambur, Fran Perkins, Robert Patterson, Thomas Wyckoff and Robert Storts, went through during their training before being assigned their first ship, Thumper during the War. ..

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The Bombardier, Lt. Myron Jensen also had to go to school and qualify as a gunner on the B-24, as the Bombardiers were actually the official Armament Officer on board the ship. Lt. Myron Jensen fought beside his non-commissioned brothers during the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae.

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B-24 Landing on Midway in 1943

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Lanky’s view of “The Big Girl,” coming in for a landing. This is one of the landings at the Midway Airfield on the Eastern Island of Midway, on July 24th 1943…

More history of the B-24 during World War II is included in this short video….

Click here to read the true story of a B-24 called the “Daisy Mae,” and eleven brave heroes who gave everything to bring her home…