Friday, June 6, 2008

World War II Weekend Airshow, June 6,7,8 2008

The nation's largest and best known historic commemoration of the life and times of America's World War II Generation...RAIN or SHINE!

  • See more than 1,000 WWII military and civilian re-enactors and dozens of combat and support units, representing many nations.
  • See up to 200 military vehicles, from motorcycles to Jeeps to tanks - the biggest gathering in the country. If you stay for the evening entertainment you will see a WWII AA searchlight in action, scouring the skies for raiders.
  • Thrill to the thunder of tanks and artillery pieces being fired.
  • Witness battles and skirmishes between Allied and German troops around the French Village.

  • In the Pacific Theater, you'll witness Marines in combat with the Japanese and thrill to the recreation of the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi.
  • Stroll around the sprawling encampments and experience what life was like for the G.I. Joe's, Tommies, and Jerries in the field. You can visit the Pacific Navy and Marine, European theater U.S. Army Infantry and Air Force, British Commonwealth forces, and German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe camps.
  • See scores of beautifully restored WWII aircraft – observation planes, trainers, utility planes, transports, fighters, & bombers.

2008 Scheduled Airshow Performers List

  • You can take a nostalgic, once-in-a-lifetime ride on the B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady". Rides begin Tuesday, May 30, and continue through the close of the show Sunday. You can and should schedule in advance. See the link below for details and prices.

  • Or for something a bit more sporty - fly aboard MAAM's beautiful SNJ Advanced or Stearman Primary Trainers. These airplanes are the types that trained thousands of allied aviators during the war.

Click here for details on all WW2 Weekend Airplane Rides.

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