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Photos from Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's 23rd Annual WWII Weekend

Do you get excited to see vintage military aircraft take to the skies? Then you definitely need to make time to check out the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's Annual WWII Weekend. This fantastic WWII reenactment/air show is held each year in early June at the Reading Regional Airport - Spatz Field. You could attend all three days and still miss something!

B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" Bomber


While the big draw is all the WWII era aircraft that fly all weekend. There are plenty of military vehicles to look at as well.

Vintage military vehicle at WWII Weekend

Vintage military armor at WWII Weekend

Vintage military armor at WWII Weekend

Vintage military armor at WWII Weekend

Probably the one thing that really keeps us coming back to the Reading, PA show is all the wonderful people. The re-enactors dress the part even when the temperatures are in the high eighties. Wearing all that gear sometimes really takes dedication. The occasional pinup is a treat as well.

Re-Enactor sits under the wing of a replica Japanese Aichi Val

War Briefing at WWII Weekend

Pinups at WWII Weekend

A girl in WWII period clothing riding a bike

We have to take time to thank all the pilots that fly these vintage warbirds. Without them there would be no air show to enjoy.

Pilot from WWII Weekend

Pilot from WWII Weekend

Pilot from WWII Weekend

Pilot from WWII Weekend

Do you like nose art? There are plenty of planes with colorful art on their nose section to look at as well. While you can see the nose art on many of the aircraft photos on this blog here are a few closer shots for you to enjoy from this year's MAAM WWII Weekend.

Georgie's Gal "Helena" nose art

Georgie's Gal "Angela" nose art

Take Off Time nose art

Briefing Time nose art

I was very pleased to see Jim Beasley's Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII take to the air.

Jim Beasley's Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII

Jim Beasley's Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII

My favorite vintage aircraft flying at this year's air show had to be the American Airpower Museum's Vought FG-1D Corsair. I can't help but think of the TV series "Baa Baa Blacksheep" that I used to watch as a kid. Did you ever watch the TV series?

American Airpower Museum's Vought FG-1D Corsair

American Airpower Museum's Vought FG-1D Corsair

And then there are the big bombers. You could see a B-29, a B-17, and several B-25s buzzing around the airfield during the entire WWII weekend. You can even hitch a ride on one of these birds for a price.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" Bomber

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" Bomber

North American B-25J Mitchell "Briefing Time" Bomber

North American B-25J Mitchell "Panchito" Bomber

Shows like the WWII Weekend often  make me think of what it must of been like to live during wartime.

WWII Weekend, Reading, PA

WWII Weekend, Reading, PA

We have many more photos over on our photo website: BG Customs Photography. Most of the photos are available for purchase as well. Enjoy and than you for stopping by.


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