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

The Swinemuende 1945 – Boca Raton 2006 – Story

Herbert Weber, Iserlohn, born 1931, had been a student at Hagen/Westphalia Secondary School since Sept. 1941. Due to the rising intensity of allied air raids on West German cities, students and teachers of his school were evacuated to more safer regions in Eastern Germany at the end of July 1943.

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4th Verse Star Spangle Banner – The Meaning behind the Words

Being the national anthem of the United States, The Star-Spangled Banner exudes patriotism at its finest. Initially a poem titled “Defense of Fort McHenry,” The Star-Spangled Banner was penned by a 35-year old lawyer and amateur poet named Francis Scott Key after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British forces in the year 1812.

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The F-22

“..And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” -C. JoyBell C. There are different kinds of…

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