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Historical documents and references citing sources of the book the Last Flight of the Daisy Mae by Wayne Perkins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

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

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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’ ┬áhand writing on the back of Fran’s picture showing where he was after Wake Island.

 

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