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Dad Was a Carpenter

Blueprints for a Meaningful Life by Kenny Kemp

Alta Films Press, 2008

110 pages, softcover, 4.5"x7"

$7.00 plus $3.00 shipping

Kenny Kemp raised his father’s garage door and began cleaning out what O. C. Kemp had spent 40 years filling up. It was four months after his death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a troubled time in which no answers were forthcoming. Why him? Why now? Why, God? But as Kenny worked, the answers slowly came, preserved in mayonnaise jars of straightened nails; hidden in workbench drawers; secreted in worn tools—relics which spoke in silent eloquence of the greatness of a man who didn't know he was.

The story of a father, a son, and the meaning of life. A companion piece to Flying with the Flak Pak.

Winner of the Grand Prize in the International Self-Published Book Awards.

"B-24 Liberator" Tee Shirt

$20.00 plus $5.00 shipping

Classy Gildan 100% cotton tee shirt in S, M, L, XL and 2XL sizes featuring a modification of the classic Consolidated Aircraft logo with a B-24 "Liberator" bomber in vibrant gold silkscreen on the back and the "Flak Pak" logo on the left breast.

Available in black only. Shirts do not shrink appreciably upon washing. Sizes are standard.

After you place your order, use our contact form to specify your preferred size.

"Liberator" Baseball Cap

$20.00 plus $5.00 shipping

100% cotton twill unstructured sandwich bill baseball cap with red piping and a B-24 Liberator  embroidered in silver, black, and red.

Available in black only. Fits all sizes with adjustable Velcro closure.

Flying with the Flak Pak

a Pacific War scrapbook by Kenny Kemp
Alta Films Press, 2013
272 pages, color, softcover, 8x10"

$20.00 plus $5.00 shipping

In this award-winning book, Kenny Kemp sorts through the memorabilia his father brought back from World War II and which lay undisturbed in a footlocker for 70 years. What began as a shadow box transformed into an engrossing tale that defined not only one young bomber pilot, but an entire generation of boys who were transformed into men in the terrible crucible of war.

Open Flak Pak with dad and be amazed as his memories resurface, ignited by over a thousand photos, maps, and illustrations that bring the Pacific War to life.
And prepare to be amazed.