The Last Flight of El Flako: A Nephew's Tribute to a Gallant Crew on their First and last B-24 Mission - By Robert J. Steele
Published by Robert J. Steele, 2020
A must read story for anyone who wants to better understand the inconceivable experiences of those who served with the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force in Europe during World War II, and the families they left behind. There can be no better way to honor their sacrifices than to discuss the well-researched accounts in this book with the descendants of these incredible heroes. - Robert J Elder, Lieutenant General, USAF (Retired), former Eighth Air Force Commander
Sgt Dewey Dey Steele was one of ten crewmembers aboard a B-24 nicknamed “El Flako.” He and his entire crew perished on their first and only mission on November 2, 1944. Steele was the uncle of the author and was raised in Freeville-Malloryville area in the north-east corner of Tompkins County. His nephew Robert J. Steele researched and wrote the book to honor the sacrifice of his uncle, his crew members, and all WWII veterans.
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