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Starting to look more like a building now. Few more days and all the structural steel should be up. ...

Wings of Freedom Tour Crew Chief Steve Weigandt (featured with wife Elaine in picture) has decided to take a break from the tour. His dedication and hard work was seen at every stop! Steve leaves some big shoes to fill and will be dearly missed.

We are seeking a Crew Chief for the 2018 Tour. This important position requires a particular type of person who is dependable, organized, hard working, unattached to daily domestic duties and can drive the Tour van and trailer across the country for months on end. This is an incredible opportunity and adventure for a special person! Interested applicants send
resume to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
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Battle For The Airfield – WWII Re-enactment and Veteran Roundtable

October 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am - October 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

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Will the Allied troops be able to gain control of the airfield? Can they further their advancement? Battle for the Airfield is an educational living history event you will never forget.

WHAT: The Collings Foundation is hosting a WWII reenactment and WWII Veterans round-table discussion October 10th and 11th. There will be over 300 re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in an amazing re-enactment. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and participating in an incredible living history event. This includes, tanks, cannons, troop DW20121007T008-136carriers, half tracks, aircraft and support supplies. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance. People are encouraged to interact with re-enactors who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans from all ranks and branches of service will participate in a round-table discussion. Each veteran will spend time talking about his and her experiences of survival and perseverance during WWII.

WHERE: The Battle for the Airfield WWII reenactment and Veterans round-table will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA. For a detailed map see below. **Due to the apple picking traffic – We recommend coming in via main street, Hudson. Suggested donation at gate is $20 for adults and $10 for children. No reservations needed to attend. On location parking subject to close if at capacity. We recommend arriving one hour prior to each reenactment. Fly a reconnaissance mission over the battlefield! We will be offering rides in a legendary WWII aircraft! 20-minute Stearman flights are $200 (aircraft originally used as Tuskegee Airman trainer). WWII Aircraft Flights (PT-17 Stearman) will be conducted at the Stow Minuteman airport. Call to reserve flights or with questions. 800-568-8924

WHEN: The Battle for the Airfield WWII reenactment takes place October 10th and 11th, There will be two battles per day; 11:00 AM and again at 3:00 PM. Grounds open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days. Veterans round-table discussion will start at 1:00 PM. Battle outcomes may change from one day to the next.

Suggested donation at entrance: $20 adults / $10 children. Call to reserve you flights or with questions: 800-568-8924.

 

 

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Start:
October 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am
End:
October 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
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Battle For The Airfield WWII Re enactment
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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