Archive for the ‘World War II’ Category

Reading World War II Weekend 2022

The 31st Anniversary of Reading WW II Weekend was welcomed with bright sun and warm weather; it was a perfect weekend for this popular air show and WW 2 military re-enactment. The three-day event began on Friday, June 3, and ended Sunday afternoon. “The attendance this year was close to a record, the crowd estimates […]

Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2021

Kevin Walsh, CEO of the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, MI as well as Event Director of the 2021 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow conducted an impressive and highly entertaining weekend of military and warbird aviation in early August 2021. With Covid concerns still very much on the minds of the general public and an active […]

Scott Jankowski’s Boeing B-17 Scrapbook

The Boeing B-17 bomber of the 1940s grew into a versatile, rugged multi-purpose aircraft. From being an early heavy bomber during World War II, versions of it became a radio-controlled drone, drone director, search and rescue airframe and photographic platform. After World War II, civilian versions were used as firebombers and engine testbeds too. Additionally, […]

Pearl Harbor Survivor: Collings Foundation’s Curtiss P-40B Warhawk

The American Heritage Museum in Stow, Massachusetts, is a must-stop visit for any military enthusiast. The museum operated by the Collings Foundation has an incredible display of military vehicles and equipment. The vehicles and equipment are displayed in 20 exhibits chronicling pivotal military conflicts throughout history, including the Revolutionary War, World War I, World War […]