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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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Cranes are here today to start the heavy lifting. ...

Is a little too windy for an update from the air this week, but here is the first few loads of what appears to be an erector set for adults. ...

Building is coming along pretty quickly now. More steel arriving every day. ...

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Battle for the Airfield

October 7 @ 8:30 am - October 8 @ 4:30 pm

$10 - $20

IMPORTANT:
NEW ENTRANCE FOR THE RE-ENACTMENT:
568 MAIN STREET, HUDSON, MA 01749
[GOOGLE MAP LINK HERE]

SUNDAY UPDATE:
THE EVENT IS STILL ON – RAIN OR SHINE!
Re-Enactments at 11am and 3pm!

Collings Foundation - Battle for the Airfield - Saturday afternoon battle re-enactment. -

The Collings Foundation is hosting a WWII reenactment and WWII Veterans round table discussion October 7th and 8th. 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 a dynamic IMG_9568educational living history event. Some of the vintage equipment includes tanks, cannons, troop carriers, half tracks, aircraft and support supplies. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance. Re-enactors act as docents 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.

Allied Armor WM

The Battle for the Airfield WWII reenactment and Veterans round-table will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters and museum October 7th and 8th.

The new entrance is located at 568 Main Street Hudson, MA 01749 – there will be NO ACCESS to the event from Barton Road this year.

Cost at entrance is $20 for adults and $10 for children. No reservations needed to attend. Cash is recommended.

Two re-enactments per day: 11:00 AM and again at 3:00 PM (outcomes similar morning to afternoon). Veterans round-table discussion and presentation 1:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.  At location parking subject to close if at capacity. We recommend arriving one hour prior to each reenactment. For more information call 978-562-9182.

WWII aircraft flights available!
(Weather Permitting)
T-6 Texan: $390 per person
PT-17 Stearman: $200 per person
Fieseler Storch: $450 per person
Call for flight reservations – 800-568-8924.

Details

Start:
October 7 @ 8:30 am
End:
October 8 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$10 - $20
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Venue

Battle For The Airfield WWII Re enactment
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
Phone:
978-562-9182
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