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Bearcat99
02-03-2006, 06:20 PM
MAAM WWII WEEKEND June 2-4, 2006 (http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html)
I must say last year which was my first year was pretty nice. I got to meet Several Tuskegee Airmen, Bud Anderson, Crazy Ivan, Hunter, Wayno, Owlsphone (AKA Fox) and several other really nice folks. My son and I had a ball....
I hope that perhaps we can make this event a WWII flight simmers annual event. I know I will be there.... God willing and the creek don't rise. I think GT182 is still working the gates.... Plan now..... It is a really fun thing for a WWII enthusaist and great for fathers and sons.

THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM'S
WORLD WAR II WEEKEND
SPECIAL GUEST LIST for 2006

GUEST SPEAKERS

Jack Lucas, Youngest Medal of Honor Recipient, PFC, USMC, 26th Marines, Pacific Theater
Fred Blesse, Major General, USAF - History of the Dogfight
Bud Anderson, Colonel, USAAF, 357th Fighter Group
**** Hewitt, Lt. Colonel USAAF, 78th Fighter Group, P-47 and P-51 Pilot <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">LMAO his name is actually short for Richard so the filter edited it out...) </span>
Dutch Van Kirk, Major USAAF, 509th Composite Group, Navigator of the 'Enola Gay'
Don Lopez, Captain, USAAF, 23rd Fighter Group, 14th AF Pilot, China
Jack Widowsky, Lieutenant, USAAF, 509th Composite Group, Navigator, weather plane, Hiroshima Atomic Mission
C. Windsor-Miller, Lieutenant, USA, 9th Armored Division, 2nd tank over the Remagen Bridge
Richard Wheeler, Corporal, USMC, 28th Marines
James Bridges, Staff Sergeant, USAAF, 509th Composite Group
Owen Hughes, Staff Sergeant, 10th Air Depot, Nose Artist
Paul Gordon, Tech Sergeant, USAAF, 92nd Bomb Group, B-17 Ball-Turret Gunner, POW
Bill Fili, Sergeant, USAAF, 450th Bomb Group, B-24 Gunner, Ploesti Raid, POW
Marvin Perrett, BM2, USCG
Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen

NON-SPEAKING GUESTS
Bob Bolinder, Captain, USAAF, 422nd Night Fighter Sqdn P-61 Pilot
Frank Speer, Captain, USAAF, 4th Fighter Group
Carl Constein, Lieutenant, USAAF Air Transport Command, Himalayas "Hump" Pilot

CIVILIAN SPEAKERS
Larry O'Rourke, US Government, Manhattan Project
Mae Graybill, "Rosie the Riveter" on B-26 Bombers
Brian Lockman, Author, "In Their Own Words"

Tator_Totts
02-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Good chance I will be there. Our wedding anivesary is the Sixth so I will be taking time out. Maybe cya there.

PBNA-Boosher
02-03-2006, 06:48 PM
I SO hope I can make it this year. I graduate from High School this year and I just don't want it to get in the way of something more important, like this. High school graduation literally cannot match seeing these old warbirds, which probably made my graduation possible.

crazyivan1970
02-03-2006, 07:39 PM
Same place, same time... we might even find BearCat earlier this time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

G.Blade
02-03-2006, 08:06 PM
S! Bearcat99

Thank you for the heads up on the WWII Weekend. Man, I live about forty minutes away from Reading Regional Airport and had no idea they were putting on a World War II airshow....can't wait!! It is not only an event for fathers and sons but fathers and daughters as well.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thanks again!

S! Blade

Bearcat99
02-03-2006, 08:06 PM
Thats why I am posting this early so those who can make it can plan.

wayno7777
02-03-2006, 08:19 PM
Thx, Bearcat. I wonder if Bud will sign my Yeager book? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif LOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Hope to see you guys again this year and hopefully some more FB'ers....

Owlsphone
02-03-2006, 08:33 PM
I will absolutely be there again. Last year was a blast and I'm sure this year will be even better.

And as long as Bearcat doesn't have another unfortunate "shaving accident", we won't be staring at this guy without a moustache trying to figure out why he looks so much like Bearcat.

Hopefully GT182 will be able to make it this time along with some more FB'ers.

Ahh, memories...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Owlsphone/4921089723_0AE0C96AE1709085AE52C12D.jpg
I think Wayno is the one taking the pic.

wayno7777
02-03-2006, 10:21 PM
We should see the 4.03 before then? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Arms1
02-03-2006, 10:44 PM
lmao when i first saw that pic! had to mapquest the locale..looks a little too far for me, maybe put a map up for the people bear,,joe looks like he wants to squash the photog...