31st annual World War II Weeknd set for June at Reading Regional Airport

For the past thirty years, aviation enthusiasts worldwide have met the first weekend in June at the Reading Regional Airport, the former General Carl A. Spaatz Army Airfield. They come to honor our World War Two Veterans, chat with reenactors, enjoy period entertainment, and be thrilled by aerial flight demonstrations performed by authentic World War Two aircraft.

Once again, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum arranged an impressive assortment of aircraft, displayed on the ground and in the air all three days. Also, at least two dozen World War Two Veterans in attendance will be available for autographs and provide firsthand accounts of their war experiences.

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The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s spacious grounds will contain Living History displays of American, Allied, and Axis equipment.

In addition, reenactors will be present to provide detailed accounts of life on the frontlines and the Homefront.

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Period entertainment will be performed by Theresa Eaman, Frank Sings Frank, America’s Sweethearts, The Martin Sisters, and the Forecast Quartet. Plus, Big Band Concerts are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night from 7-10pm.

A new event, a Night Engine-Run Photoshoot, was added last year. Especially geared to aviation photographers, it involves three iconic World War Two aircraft aligned on the field and illuminated after dark with their engines running, providing an excellent Photo-Op for network television and newspaper cameras.

This event is consistently ranked by USA TODAY as one of the Top Five Air Shows in North America.

View the airshow roster here: maam.org/wwii/ww2_acft.htm
View the show map here: maam.org/wwii/images/WW2WE_MAP.png

The 31st Anniversary World War Two Weekend is scheduled for June 3,4,5, 2022 at the Reading Regional Airport in Bern Township.

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