Category Archives: Family

Last Rites for the Daisy Mae

Lt. Myron Jensen, Bombardier and SGT Joseph "Pop" Evans, before the surviving crew of the Daisy Mae
Lt. Myron Jensen, Bombardier and SGT Joseph “Pop” Evans, before the surviving crew of the Daisy Mae

Lt. Myron Jensen, Bombardier, and Staff Sergeant Joseph, “Pop” Evans Photographer, are covered by the American Flag. Their lives are honored before burial sea, on July 25, 1943, after their bombing mission over Wake Island a day earlier. Wounded Fran Perkins, Ball turret Gunner and Robert Patterson, Radioman/waist gunner, are in surgery for wounds at Hawaiian General Hospital. They survive their wounds, and never forget the sacrifices made by Jensen and Evans during the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae

Soldiers of the Soil from World War II

Soldiers of the Soil…The Life of a Farmer During World War II

 

Farmers played a huge role in winning World War II. They had to feed America and they alone were responsible for feeding the World when the War ended.

This short movie produced by DuPont gives you the idea of the challenges farm families had to overcome to bring us to victory…

Click here to watch the movie and learn about the importance of farming.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images from the Book: The Last Flight of the Daisy Mae

Ball-turret Gunner Francis "Fran" Perkins Resting before a new assignment
Ball-turret Gunner Francis “Fran” Perkins Resting before a new assignment

Click here for the image page showing larger images for the book, The Last Flight of the Daisy Mae: A Story of Heroism and Hope at 17,000 Feet…by Wayne F. Perkins

Elaine kept track of where Fran traveled
The Back of Fran’s Picture. Elaine kept track of all of the locations and battle sites during World War II
Where's Fran #2
Elaine’ ¬†hand writing on the back of Fran’s picture showing where he was after Wake Island.

 

Click here for the image page for the book, The Last Flight of the Daisy Mae: A Story of Heroism and Hope at 17,000 Feet

 

Read the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae today!