A Fortress and A Legacy

A Fortress and a Legacy combines stunning historical accuracy with the pathos of a family torn by war. An exchange of letters between Knoxville native and B-17 bombardier Bud Perrin and his bride, a former Miss America contestant, gives this story heart and soul.

The book captivates readers with its portrayal of the cross-current of personal relationships set against the background of enlistment, training, and execution of bombing missions over continental Europe.


WWII Blog Articles

U.S. Aircraft Carrier History

The first ever heavier-than-air, fixed-wing aircraft came into existence in the year 1903 and was run for its first experimental take off in 1910. This took place on the deck of USS Birmingham, a United States Navy Vessel. The first-ever naval experimental landing took place in the succeeding year.

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Live To Tell The Tale

Among the survivors of the Tuskegee Airmen group who fought during World War II was Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson. The Tuskegee Airmen was a popular term for the group of African American pilots who formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps.

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Tango Mike Mike

It’s normal to aspire to become a hero. Heroes are individuals well regarded by society because of their distinguished characteristics. These are the men and women who have done something that has positively changed a negative situation and were often able to save one or more lives in the process.

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