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Old 04-29-2008, 11:53 AM
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Talking World War II Weekend

Any of you Marines ever been to the World War II Weekend held in Reading, PA? It is held at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at Reading Regional Airport. It is supposed to be quite a show. It includes ground pounder equipment as well as vintage aircraft of the era. Here's their Internet address: WWII Weekend

I'm seriously considering attending (I've never been). It is held on on June 6, 7, and 8. I made hotel reservations today at the local Comfort Inn in Reading. Sounds like a perfect excuse for a road trip and a gathering of Marines.



See ya there!

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:39 AM
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I attended one a couple of years ago. It was a great show all around. I had the opportunity to meet Jack Lucas and got his book signed and picture taken with him. Would definitely recommend it.
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I just returned from the WWII Weekend.

A really cool show. I enjoyed it immensely.

What made it great was the numbers of enactors dressed in WWII military garb along the restored WWII military vehicles. You could squint your eyes a little and feel like you were in the era. A very nice experience.

That is, until the huge crowds of spectators show up on Saturday (I was there on Friday and Saturday). It is a huge attraction, for good reason.

A great time.

There were lots of WWII vets in evidence, including some of the Paratroopers that the HBO series "Band of Brothers" was based on. A very cool event, complete with the recreation of 1940's era music and radio shows.

My pics are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/1388480...7605540479378/ . I had some camera problems which more or less eventually resolved themselves, but it's time for me to get a new camera (note some of the pinkish hue of the sky and other reflective surfaces in the pics - I have no idea what that is all about).

A couple of pics: The first a restored D-Day DC-3 (also called an R4D by the Navy and Marine Corps or a C-47 by the Army Air Force), the second some of the numerous restored WWII Jeeps.





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Old 06-14-2009, 10:25 AM
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Thumbs up WWII Weekend 2009

Another year, another World War II weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA.

B-25 nose art:



WWII ambulance:



My pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/1388480...7619521539685/

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