Colonel Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson (98 years-old) will return again this year by VERY POPULAR demand to relive through story-telling and video his first-hand experiences fighting in W.W.II as a young man in his early twenties. This is a gripping presentation that will captivate people of all ages.


The presentation “packs the house”, so plan to arrive early to get a seat. Limited space is available.



Time: 12 noon

Location: Truckee Tahoe Airport Terminal downstairs boardroom

Duration: approximately an hour

Cost: Free


Please note: This speech is subject to change, as Colonel Anderson is now 98 years-old. He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1972.


Colonel Anderson will be selling his book, To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace.

“...Sometimes you finish reading a memoir wishing that you knew the author better. With Bud Anderson’s brilliant To Fly and Fight, you finish feeling that you already know him—and even better, that you and he are buddies.

You won’t find lyrical writing here. Anderson’s words come at you like the .50-caliber bullets came from the wings of his P-51 Mustang: swift, accurate and directly to the point. Here is a sample from one of his tales of combat with a German Messerschmitt Me-109: “And suddenly he rolls and goes down. I follow him happily. He goes straight to the deck, 20,000 feet down at full power”,


Walter J. Boyne, May 23, 2018.


Read more here.