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Some of these men have been persecuted or criticized for their political views and all of these men are patriots. They all performed their jobs so we Americans could live to express our political views.
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Two of the best known pilots would be the actor Jimmy Stewart and Joseph Kennedy Jr. the older brother of John F. Kennedy, the former President of the United States. He father Joseph Kennedy Sr. was devastated beyond belief when he received the news in 1944 when his son and a co-pilot were flying a Navy aircraft on a secret mission.
Joseph Kennedy envisioned his boy becoming the President of the United States someday. Later John F. Kennedy, a younger son and also a hero in World War II, became President.
This is kind of spooky but I researched and found that the song “Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer, ” was the number 1 hit song on July 24, 1943, the same day Daisy Mae was coming in on a wing and a prayer. This song is sung by the original group, the Song Spinners who made it famous. If you listen closely you will understand why the song fits the story of the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae.
There is also another version sung by Bing Crosby and that is the one I remember best.
Bing also had recorded a song about the 7th Army Air Corp but I could not find it on the Internet. Our heroes were in the 42nd Squadron 11th Bomb Group 7th Army Air Corp.
American engineering and ingenuity took on the unrest in the World and became capable of defending itself and its allies around the globe. This B-24 Bomber performed 24/7 in the long fight and the long flights over the vast Pacific Ocean during World War II.
You may recognize some of the actors in this training video using live video footage from World War II. This depicts a mission in July of 1943 at the same time the Daisy Maeand crew were fighting in the Pacific.