Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bandits day out

The Collings Foundation Hosts:
Battle for the Airfield
WWII Reenactment and WWII Living History Weekend
October 8th and 9th
Today I went with my friend and his family to see a WWII living history reenactment at the collings foundation a little gem of a place That I had no idea was around.

After a walk through the museum areas with old cars and planes.

It was off the the German encampment. They had a bit of everything there. an Opel truck, a stug,
motorcycle, horse troopers, half track, Storch scout plane and 2 88MM cannons plus a bunch of infantry.

The battle started with a bang, a big bang, as the 88s shot down an American plane and captured the pilot. The allies(including a few Russian troops moved forward and the battle was on. The allied armor with 2 Sherman,whites scout car,a Chaffee, Stewart and a half track with a quad 50 + infantry moved up the field.

but after the loss of a Sherman Chaffee and Stewart the final Sherman took out the last 88 and charged forward winning the day for the allied side. After the battle we went over to the ailed camp for some photos and to look at the tanks.

My friends boys had a nice time but my friend and his brother in law and myself had a better time.


Scott said...

Oh man, I wish I knew you were going. I was on the 88 crew for the weekend. Its a great time every year.

bandit86 said...

Sorry I missed you. It was a great time maybe next year! I think we will be going again

Scott said...

I just realized. I'm the guy standing next to the halftrack in the pic with the 88. I was looking at the charge that went off during the battle. I was also the one who started the battle with the air raid siren.... Collins is always a fun time for us. Lots of toys to play with.

bandit86 said...

And to think I was standing a few feet from you and you sounded the alarm. Small world.