The event was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Last year an iffy weather forecast kept many of us away form this fantastic event so we’re going again this year. The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at Reading Airport hosts a re-enactment of the World War II era, with many actors dressed up in period clothes and living life as it was lived in wartime. This year many aircraft of the era will be on display, including B-17s, B-29s and fighter planes from Germany and Japan. And not just on display: there’s an airshow of airworthy period warplanes from 1-4 pm! You can also ride in some of these planes and photograph them from your POV as a crewmember. There is much to see and do at this re-enactment; returning this year are the lovely trio America’s Sweethearts, singing in period dress, and a first-time barbershop quartet performing as well. Authentic period tanks, transports, and other military vehicles, as well as encampments, medical stations, and a recreated 1944 Main Street await the photographer’s eye. These re-enactors are real pros when it comes to acting the part: America’s Sweethearts have the sweetest of smiles, but soldiers authentically portray the exhaustion, the numbness, and the uncertainty that came with the fog of war.
We will visit on Saturday, but if raining we can switch to Sunday. Wear sturdy shoes and anticipate uneven, possibly slippery ground.
Here is the MAAM WW 2 web information.
Carpoolers will depart from the Exton Panera (151 East Swedesford Rd, Exton, PA) at 9:00 am. If you plan to drive directly to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, the address is 11 Museum Drive, Reading, PA. We’ll all meet up at the venue at 10 am. Please let Dean Grantham know if you plan to go, and indicate whether or not you’ll be carpooling (and being a driver!).
If you have questions or require further information please contact Dean Grantham.
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