Quest for Recognition of a Father’s
is about an unsung African-American hero. It
is a son’s journey to uphold his father’s legacy.
Hermon L. Grimes, Sr., is one of the nation’s
best-kept secrets. Mr. Grimes developed the official
patent for FOLDING WING AIRCRAFT. U.S. Patent
Office Number 2,137,486. The new folding wing
aircraft was used extensively in the Pacific theater
during World War II. Upon the attack of Pearl
Harbor, it was made clear that the Japanese Navy had
gained air superiority over the U.S. Navy. This
handicap was quickly overcome by the implementation
of folding wing aircraft on naval carriers. Hermon
L. Grimes helped to revolutionized aviation.
Herman L. Grimes, Sr. received a Purple Heart, yet he
died with a broken heart without receiving
recognition or compensation for his invention. This
is a must-read book for all who seek to right the
wrongs of history.