Historian; author.  Born– February 13, 1931, Louisville, Mississippi.  Parents–  Warren A. and Lillian Ersell Trest. Education– East Central Mississippi Junior College; Southern Mississippi University.  Married.  Reporter, 3rd Infantry Division, Korean War; U.S. Air Force, Vietnam.  Senior Historian for U. S. Air Force Historical Research Agency, Montgomery.  Purple Heart and Bronze Star Meritorious for military service; Award for Meritorious Civilian Service, 1975; Outstanding Civilian Career Service, 1996. Nominated for the Bancroft Prize for outstanding work in American history.


Contemporary Authors online; Warren Trest website


Air Commando One:  Heine Aderholt and America’s Secret Air Wars. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999.

Air Force Roles and Missions: A History. U.S> Government Printing Office,  1998.

Khe Sanh:  Operation Niagara.  Dalley Book Service Inc., 1993.

Military Unity and National Policy: Some Past Effects and Future Implications. BiblioBazaar, 2012.

Lucky Tiger Combat Operations.  Dalley Book Service, 1993

Missing in Paradise. New South Books, 2004.

Nobody but the People:  The Life and Times of Alabama’s Youngest Governor.  New South Books, 2008.

Once a Fighter Pilot: The Story of Korean War Ace Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland.  Montgomery:  River City Publishers, 2012.

Requiem for a Flower Child.


Wings of Denial:  The Alabama Air Guard’s Role at the Bay of Pigs.  New South Books,2001.