Archive for the ‘World War II’ Category

Another Look at Reading’s 2017 World War II Weekend

Photography by Howard German and Daniel O. Myers For twenty-seven years, a legion of committed World War II Weekend volunteers and re-enactors has turned the Reading, PA airport into an active and entertaining living history lesson. Entering the airports vast grounds, weekend attendees stepped back in time as they passed along the recreated Home Front […]

America’s First Defense Airport

On Memorial Day Weekend 2017, Millville, NJ celebrated the 75th anniversary of Millville Army Airport- “America’s First Defense Airport”- by continuing a long tradition of hosting air shows. This year’s show welcomed back the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, who last appeared at Millville in 2007. The story of Millville Army Air Field starts with the […]

Reading WWII: It’s A Broadway Show!

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum presented its “27th Annual World War 2 Weekend and ‘Gathering of Warbirds’ ” on June 2nd through June 4th, 2017 at the Reading Airport in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. Over the years this World War II Weekend has continued to grow and be refined until it now has become the largest […]

75th Anniversary of the “Forgotten 18th Squadron”

Colonel Harold Jacobs, Senator Anne Rushton, Allen Day, Brian Coleman, Hans de Vries, and Leesa Vlahos Written by Dion Makowski with Anne West They shall grow not old, As we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning […]