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Mosca 06-04-2007 01:37 PM

Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
This is the first year I've been back since '01; it's still as great as ever.

Highlights:

The guys from Band of Brothers; Guth, Malarkey, and Compton. No picture.

The Catalina PBY-5; what an astonishingly beautiful aircraft.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/DSCF0110.jpg


The Yak-9. This was a re-manufacture, a recent build, and the pilot flew it as such; that sucker was going balls-out. I couldn't catch a picture of it, it was moving so fast.


The Abbot and Costello impersonators. They were great!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/DSCF0128.jpg


The Tiger tank. See the stucco on the sides? That is stucco, and it is textured; it was to prevent magnetic mines from sticking to the hull! This is one of three built for the movie Saving Private Ryan it is a real, working tank, but it is built on a Russian T-34 hull.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/DSCF0070.jpg


And, of course, the nurses.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/DSCF0119.jpg


Here's a link to the other 130 or so pictures; lots of planes, dozens of bikes, lots of equipment. Great stuff.


Tom

Crushzilla 06-04-2007 01:46 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Did you beat up that kid in the Favre jersey? :smile:

Mosca 06-04-2007 02:08 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
No man, that was Favre. And he's BIG.


Tom

Crushzilla 06-04-2007 02:12 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Shouldn't he be working with the offense instead of watching Abbot and Costello impersonators? I think I just found out the Packers problem. Someone get the FO on the phone.

Cool pictures, though.

SteelersFever 06-04-2007 07:29 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Cool pictures. I enjoyed checking them out. Thanks for sharing! :smile:

revefsreleets 06-04-2007 08:54 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Very nice, Tom. I'm a big fan of the same. I have gone to several air shows in Northeast Ohio that have exhibit area's that feature everything from Civil War reenactments to actual Tuskegee Airmen and guys from the 506th and I just can't get enough of it. These people are national treasures and we are losing WWII vets at a rate of like 1,000 a day.

Some quotes:

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history."
George Bernard Shaw

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
George Santayana

(Especially Apropos)
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
Winston Churchill

Finally,

"To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours."
Mark Twain

PisnNapalm 06-04-2007 08:59 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Thank you for sharing the pictures. I wasn't able to go but I had wanted to.

I hope days like this continue on for years to come. I hope this country never forgets it's greatest generation.

Crushzilla 06-04-2007 09:39 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PisnNapalm (Post 253649)
I hope days like this continue on for years to come. I hope this country never forgets it's greatest generation.

The 80's? :toofunny:

GBMelBlount 06-04-2007 10:56 PM

Re: Pictures from Reading W2 Days
 
Tom,

Another great post. As always. They sacrificed so that we could have the freedoms we have. Most don't realize how fortunate we are. Thanks.


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