Reading Air Show, 2003
The Weather cooperated up to a point...
Reading Airshow: Over the past 12 years, the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend has become the largest, best-attended and most unique commemoration of its kind in the nation. What began as the recreation of a WW II airfield has grown to encampments representing the European and Pacific Theatres of War, an extensive homefront display, more than 70 period aircraft, 200 vehicles and over a thousand living history re-enactors and entertainers. The event has been called "Simply the BEST military show in the United States" by Militaria International Magazine. The event is much MUCH more than an "airshow". Itıs actually six shows in ONE... an airshow, military vehicle show, 1940's entertainment festival, a living history encampment and re-enactment, military collector's show, and a living classroom, providing the opportunity for people to meet, hear from, and talk to many special WW II personalities.
This year, the program told us to "Prepare yourself for 'Total World War II History Immersion' as aspects of all the war fronts come to life." Well, that happened. Starting on Saturday morning, the clouds opened up and we got a chance to experience life as the WWII soldiers in Europe did -- we got soaked to the skin! After a few hours of slogging around in the mud, we headed out for food, and a warm dry place. We were very fortunate to find Jimmy Kramer's Peanut Bar in downtown Reading. This place started out as a speakeasy in 1924 and has continued under the same family's ownership ever since. The food was great and we heartily reccommend the "'pretzel pie" dessert.
Outside the Hangar
Sue and Gus Guedes from Northampton, Pa
Her nickname is 'Lizbeth Scott'
Bonnie and Ron Roth
Chrissie and Mike Hall-Reis
with Libby Wightman and Keith Rocco on Friday
They're getting married in July
Karyn and Bob Kleinpeter
Gretta and Jeff
With the Corsair
Karyn in the American Woman's Volunteer Group uniform
from the Motor Transport Corps
This hat was spring-loaded - it folds won to fit into the purse
plus a great Mexican Tourist coat
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