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Another show in the books! Always a great time, even with mother nature not cooperating 100%, although we did luck out with not as much rain as they were predicting. Big bummer though, was the P-38 and Bf-109 being no shows, along with 4 or 5 other aircraft. The P-38 apparently had the pilot get sick and there was no backup pilot ready to bring it, and not sure about the 109. The Mosquito though did make the trip, along with a Spitfire from MAM in Virginia Beach, but the Spitfire only flew on Friday. Here's some photos I took.

 

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CAF's Helldiver

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TBM Avenger owned by the host Mid Atlantic Air Musuem

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Replica Japanese Kate Torpedo bomber

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Jumpers away from the C-46

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P-40 Warhawk

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Anyone seen that Japanese plane??

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FG-1D Corsair

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B-29 Superfortress 'Fifi'

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P-51D Mustang

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Not as sharp as I would of liked it, but I enjoyed the composition of this shot with Reading's famous Pagoda in the background with the P-51 on final for landing

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A pair of North American's finest

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....and the RAF's as well

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Mosquito gives a nice photo pass

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Spitfire on takeoff

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Some of our encampment. We do an Army 27th IR, 25th ID impression on Guadalcanal, Christmas time 1943. I can't tell you how many people come into our camp and automatically say, Oh cool, Marines! Ugh.

 

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Do you see it?? :-)

 

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Fighters in the break

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Thanks for looking!

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doinworkinvans

great, great, great work as usual. You take tremendous aviation photos. Your lighting and angles are great. Makes me feel like its '44 again.

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13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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I agree! Great photography!

 

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great, great, great work as usual. You take tremendous aviation photos. Your lighting and angles are great. Makes me feel like its '44 again.

Agree, Nice photos, thanks for posting. Love that TBM...

 

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dave peifer

waltz.......thanks for the great photos i always like seeing these.too bad a lot of the dealers and some reenacters pulled out saturday.we were there sunday and had a great day,we ran into some rain on the way home but not a lot.we tore down at 4 pm.....dave

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Thank you everyone for the kind words and taking a look.

 

Dave, we saw so many reeanctors pull out late Saturday early Sunday. By about 1 pm on Sunday, I swear half of them were gone. Of course we lucked out with no rain....untill literally 20 min left of our tear down when we got destroyed by that storm that came through. It hit the airport around 4:30-5 I think. The rain was slapping me so hard in the face it hurt!

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Anyone get any of the Iwo Flag Raising and Flamethrowers?

 

 

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Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

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waltz.......i forget the exact time but we just got on 81 when it rained.i hope nothing was lost.............dave

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Great pictures. I was there all day on Friday. The weather was lousy but it could have been worse. We still had a great time as usual. Here's a picture I took of a WWII 101st Airborne vet in the passenger seat of a Jeep. He was pretty popular with the ladies.

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