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

Fight for the Sky

“It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.” — Wernher von Braun Flying has evolved throughout the years. Planes have been built for transportation, for recreation, and even for protection. Planes serve different purposes for…

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F-18 A Day at the Office

“I feel that we are often taken out of our comfort zones, pushed and shoved out of our nests, because if not, we would never know what we could do with our wings, we would never see the horizon and the sun setting on it, we would never know that there’s something far better beyond…

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Britain at War: The Memphis Belle 1944

“Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” -Edward Rickenbacker Flying means freedom. To fly is to be free. Airplanes have proven to be very useful. Not only are they a means for transportation, airplanes also became a means of bringing peace to all of us. Airplanes have…

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