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2 months ago

Collings Foundation

Hi everyone. Hope you are all healthy and getting through the virus pandemic best you can. With the virus, all operations have been put on hold, so not much to report. During the time we have been posting articles around the tank collection in the new American Heritage Museum in MA. This is an amazing place and hope all of you have a chance to visit sometime in the future. We will feature several articles on CF aircraft in the next month - Stay Tuned!
Evolution of the Tank: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2020/04/evolution-of-the-tank-part-1/
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3 months ago

Collings Foundation

Hi There Parents! Looking for something for your children to do while at home? The Cobi building block models are terrific projects for kids big and small. We have a great selection to choose from in the American Heritage Museum store. We ship as soon as the orders come in. Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation and AHM. See the full inventory in the AHM Online Store:https://www.collingsfoundation.org/product-category/special-items-toys-calendars/ ...

3 months ago

Collings Foundation

A dear friend of the Collings Foundation and WWII veteran Frank Tedesco passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 99. Born and raised in Weymouth, Frank graduated from Weymouth High School. He went on to further his education, by receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II as a B24 Liberator Pilot. Over the years, he received many awards for his military service, most recently in May of 2019, Frank was awarded a high medal of honor, the Legion D’Honneur for his service alongside France, during WW II. Before retirement, Frank worked for many years as an Aircraft Engineer for General Electric.
He spent countless hours volunteering: building the Spirit of Massachusetts in Boston, restoring a B24J Liberator with the Collings Foundation, in Stow, MA and public speaking educating the public on events of WW II. Frank’s passion for photography was evident by his numerous features in publications. On the weekends, he loved to sing and perform at clubs and piano bars. Frank frequented the Wings of Freedom tour and the Collings Foundation's living history events over many years. He was always the epitome of "The Greatest Generation."

Frank was a kind, selfless, and loving man who cared for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
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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

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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Venue

American Heritage Museum / Collings Foundation
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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