The Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII military convoy returned to downtown Reading Friday afternoon in celebration of the city’s 275th anniversary.
Over 80 restored WWII military vehicles paraded from the Reading Regional Airport to Penn Square. The event featured living history participants in period uniforms and flyovers of WWII aircraft. The event last took place in 2019.
“We’re thrilled to return to Penn Square in downtown Reading as part of the WWII Air Show at the Reading Regional Airport” said Jim Swope WWII Air Show Founder and Event Coordinator.
As the convoy arrived in the 500 block of Penn Street, local officials and WWII Weekend organizers held a special presentation observing Reading’s contributions to Victory in WWII.
“I want to acknowledge our current and past servicemen. Thank you so much for your service. Truly an honor and it’s a privilege to count myself an America because of the sacrifices that each and everyone of you, men and women, have done for us. Local industries contributed to the war efforts. Many of these Reading and Berks companies earned Army/Navy E awards in World War II for excellence in industrial production” said Reading Mayor Eddie Morán.
The annual WWII Air Show runs at the Reading Regional Airport Friday June 2, Saturday June 3, and Sunday June 4th and features flying and static demonstrations of the major types of U.S. WWII bomber and fighter aircraft. Tickets to the Air Show are available at the show gates, on-line MAAM.org.