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 on: May 07, 2019, 08:49:41 PM 
Started by papajoad - Last post by papajoad
1-2 June 2019, WW II Comes Alive, Peoria, IL


The Midwest WWII Reenacting Event! Fantastic site, great battles, with a fun, no-hassle atmosphere. WW2 Living History Event. All WW2 impressions are welcome. Korean and Vietnam displays and battles will occur throughout the weekend. THE JIM MARKUM BAND RETURNS FOR THE U.S.O. DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT. Held at Sommer Park, Edwards, IL near Peoria, IL.

German, Allied & other camps will be featured as well as vehicles and weapons displays.Tanks and heavy vehicles and weapons are especially welcome. Hauling funds are available. SCHEDULE. (More battles, skirmishes and events to be added)

Friday, May 31, 2019 7:00 am. Setup the park will be open all day so come whenever you want Evening (6:00 pm) Road trip to German-American Society for dinner & music. All impressions welcome, IN UNIFORM! This club features authentic German dinners, great beer and a German oompa band. Allies welcome of course! We highly recommend you get there in time to enjoy this party. We will leave at 6:00.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

9:00 S&A & Officer's meeting

10:00: Park opens to public.

11:00: European Theatre Battle

12:00: Lunch from German field kitchen

12:30: Period Music/Dance instruction at Eagle Shelter

2:00: European Theatre Battle

4:00...Re-enactment closes to public

6:30 TO-? USO DANCE AT THE PARK  Happy Hour from 6:30 to 7:30. Jim Markum Swing Band goes on at 8:00. Snacks and beer served. At the park. More details to come.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

10:00...Park opens to public

10:30...Church Service in Schoolhouse

11:00: Eastern Front Battle

12:30: Period Music/Historic Talk at Eagle Shelter.

1:00: European Theatre Battle

3:00...Re-enactment closes to public

This is our 10th summer event at Sommer Park, and this is a fantastic venue with tons of acreage, woods, period buildings, barns & cabins and a very enthusiastic staff. It has been growing each time. We encourage vehicles, artillery pieces and large displays, as there is an immense amount of room for them. We have a hauling fund available, just ask. We pride ourselves on being a 'no-hassles' event, with the emphass on safety, education and fun. Check our web page at www.centralilww2.com for pics of last year's event.

Sommer Park is located off Rt 150 just west of the 'Shoppes of Grande Prairie' shopping center. Turn left on Koerner Rd just past Weaver Angus Farm. Watch for signs! Event is in the greater Peoria area, however for map search directions use 6329 N. Koerner Rd, Edwards, IL.

Call 309-340-3268 for general information.


 on: May 07, 2019, 08:42:46 PM 
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20-22 September 2019, Ikes Farm/Battle of New Oxford 2019- WW2 Weekend, PA

Ikes Farm/Battle of New Oxford 2019- WW2 Weekend
Public Hosted by Fox Company 2/506 PIR - Reenacted
Sep 20 at 9 AM Sep 22 at 5:30 PM EDT

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Public/more information:

Questions about the event? Contact lead event coordinator Cassie Giunta at:



The National Park Service will sponsor its World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site with authentic recreations of Allied and German army camps, complete with original World War II vehicles. Several hundred living history enthusiasts from over forty organizations will portray military personnel from the European Theater in 1944.

Living history volunteers will present programs on World War II medical services, weapons and equipment, communications, military vehicles, and the life of the common soldier. Dozens of World War II jeeps and trucks will be displayed and mock Army Air Force bomber squadron mission briefing reenacted. Throughout the weekend, WWII veterans will share their experiences in the European and Pacific Theaters.

Saturday night a World War II style "USO" dance will be held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., featuring 1940s music by the Gettysburg Big Band. Open to the public, tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00. A cash bar will be available.

The encampment will be open Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Eisenhower National Historic Site is by shuttle bus. Buses depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center located at 1195 Baltimore Pike. Weather permitting, on-site parking for cars only will also be available in a farm field accessible off of Emmitsburg Road, Business Route 15. Bus groups and visitors using wheelchairs should plan to use the shuttle system. For reservations, call 1-877-874-2478. Fees to enter the site by shuttle bus are adults, $7.50; children 6-12, $5.00; children age 6 and under are admitted free.

Guest speakers:

Schedule to come.

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Fox Company is recruiting: Send a message and speak with our recruitment NCO!


Fox Company:
If you will be attending this event in, please contact your NCO for registration details and for the master list of equipment that might be needed.

Registration information will be posted to the members page.

Encampment - puptents/food
Dance - Class As
M43s and applicable gear/equipment.
"Market Garden" gear/equipment
Tactical event - Ammunition

Here is a link where to get equipment/gear.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Alek Shoomiloff (Unit Leader). You do not need everything on that list! This is a link to help you narrow down what is absolutely needed.


 on: May 07, 2019, 08:35:12 PM 
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11 May 2019, WWII Encampment, Middletown PA

WWII Encampment, Middletown PA

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9 AM 4 PM EDT

Hoffer Park
MILL St, Middletown, Pennsylvania 17057
Hosted by Middletown WWII Weekend


 on: May 07, 2019, 08:31:31 PM 
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7-9 June 2019, The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's WWII Weekend, Reading, PA

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's WWII Weekend

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM 5 PM EDT

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
Reading Regional Airport, 11 Museum Drive,, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605

Hosted by Theresa Eamann

For three days in June the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum will present more than 1,700 living history re-enactors, dozens of vintage WW II aircraft, hundreds of military vehicles, and thousands of period artifacts.  1944 will come alive for show-goers who witness skirmishes and battles at the recreated airfield and wander the sprawling military camp.  There will be 40's era dancing, singing, comedy skits, live radio broadcasts and theater at the 'Home Front'.  One of the nation's largest militaria flea markets in the nation, with more than 150 vendors, will spread along the taxiway.  Most important of all, the story of the greatest conflict in human history will be told by those who were there - the men and women who made possible the freedom we enjoy today.
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Theresa Eaman
Professional Vocalist & WWII Reenactor bringing quality musical entertainment to any event!
Frank Sings Frank
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Singer/Entertainer Frank Cubillo is a local Hampton Roads Sinatra Tribute act that will add class and excitement to your event. www.franksingsfrank.com
America's Sweethearts NYC
Performing Arts New York, New York
History Through Harmony


 on: May 07, 2019, 08:25:06 PM 
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16-19 May 2019, WW II Metz, Saukville, W

This is a WW2 event hosted by 1st Allied Airborne and the Ozaukee County Historical Society.

Tentative General Schedule:
Thursday 5/16: Setup ONLY beginning at 3pm. All participants check in at Trading Post - bring EventBrite ticket!!!
Friday 5/17: Comumunity Day 9am-3pm. Friday night setup begins at 3:30pm (grounds to be cleared of public before cars can enter). LIVING HISTORY SWAP MEET starts at 4pm (closed to public).
Saturday 5/18: Event Open to the Public 10am-5pm. USO Style dance 7pm-10pm. GROUP PHOTO TO BE TAKEN BEFORE GATES OPEN.
Sunday 5/19: Event Open to the public 10am-3pm. FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO START THE DAY.

The Historical Society will be coordinating "Community Preview Day" on Friday from 9am - 3pm. Saturday AND Sunday will be the main public event with 2 public battles on Saturday, 1 public battle on Sunday. Saturday night, enjoy the evening with a reenactor and public social / USO-style Dance and activities in the 19th century village. We have a modern, concrete floored 200x100 pole barn with modern facilities that will be used for the social. Food and drinks are offered during the day (at own cost). Alcohol is allowed and will be sold throughout the event. Free firewood will be available for night-time campfires.

All WW2 impressions are welcomed. We can handle all types of tentage and vehicles. For pictures of the sight please visit the Ozaukee County Historical Society website: www.ochs.co.ozaukee.wi.us/PDF/PavillionBook.pdf.

Registration will be through www.eventbrite.com ONLY. Any problems registering, please contact Becky Miller at mbazmiller@gmail.com PRIOR to the event date. Any inquiries about the event itself should be directed to Matt Miller at allied.airborne1@yahoo.com We encourage ALL participants to "LIKE" our Facebook page "WWII Living History Event Pioneer Village" - this page is used to announce updates and/or changes. There will be LIVE FRIDAY NIGHT CHATS starting in February to keep everyone in the loop of how the event is coming along and what to expect. Please note, when you register, you are also completing your event waiver. YOU MUST BRING YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKET FOR CHECK-IN!!! Walk-ins will be limited.


We are asking for a $10 donation from each Living Historian to help cover insurance and incedintal costs.
Vendor Fee is $10 (to be paid at the door during registration). All vendors (with paid registration fees) and Living Historians who donate $10 will receive a FREE meal ticket for Saturday. Sunday pancake breakfast will be served at "Town Hall" to ALL participants. Other group meal options are noted on ticket registration if they are available. Again - food and beverages are also available for purchase on the grounds during show hours.

All participants are welcome to participate in a swap meet on Friday night starting at 4pm -- NO TABLE FEE!!! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ITEMS - we do not have volunteers to help watch tables. You will need to bring your own table(s) or use the picnic tables under the depot. Sale will be held at the Train Depot -- OUTSIDE. All items MUST BE PACKED UP by Friday at 11pm. Any participant not cleared out of the swap meet area by opening hours on Saturday will be charged the $10 vendor fee. Please bring your own change!!!

Ozaukee County Pioneer Village is located 25 miles north of Milwaukee, in the Town of Saukville. It is situated 1 mile south of Fredonia. Beautiful, wooded park. Very convenient location - easy access to highways, gas stations, banks, grocery stores, restaurants.

All updates and communications for this event will take place on our Facebook page: WWII Days - OCHS Pioneer Village. Live Facebook feeds will take place leading up to the event date to help keep attendees informed and to answer any questions regarding the event itself. We encourage at minimum one person from each participating unit to be a member of our facebook page to keep communication open between units and planners. Do not ask for email updates - it won't happen due to time constraints.

Any questions? Please contact:

Matt Miller
E-mail: allied.airborne1@yahoo.com

Becky Miller

Date And Time
Thu, May 16, 2019, 3:00 PM

Sun, May 19, 2019, 4:00 PM CDT

Ozaukee County Pioneer Village

4880 County Road I

Saukville, WI 53080


 on: May 07, 2019, 08:15:24 PM 
Started by papajoad - Last post by papajoad
6-8 September 2019, March Towards Germany, Lockport, IL

You can register on-site

Friday noon-9pm; Saturday 7am-10am; Sunday 9am

Lockport Township Park District's

WW2 Battle Reenactment

Hosted by

Richard A. Russo vizsla25@sbcglobal.net

*Units should contact Richard Russo to reserve camp locations
Event opens to Reenactors for setup on Friday September 7 at noon
Registration: Friday noon-9pm; Saturday 7am-10am; Sunday 9am
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Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 12:00 PM

Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 4:00 PM CDT

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Lockport Township Park District

Dellwood Park

Rte 171 & Woods Dr

Lockport, IL IL


 on: May 07, 2019, 08:03:33 PM 
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27-28 July 2019, Wings of Freedom Event WWII Airplanes , Wheeling, IL

Wings of Freedom Event WWII airplanes - Collings Foundation
Public Hosted by Chicago Executive Airport

Jul 27 at 12 PM Jul 28 at 3 PM

Chicago Executive Airport
1020 Plant Rd, Wheeling, Illinois 60090


 on: May 07, 2019, 07:58:32 PM 
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8-10 November 2019, 2019 A Walk in Their Boots,  Johnson City, TN

2019 A Walk in Their Boots
Public Hosted by A Walk in Their Boots
Nov 8 at 9 AM Nov 10 at 4 PM EST

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
2620 S Roan St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601


 on: May 07, 2019, 07:56:06 PM 
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29 August - 4 September 2019, LST 25 Returns to Decatur, Decatur, AL

USS LST Returns to Decatur
Public Hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism and USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc.

Aug 29 at 10 AM Sep 4 at 5:30 PM

Decatur Morgan County Tourism
719 6th Ave SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601


 on: May 07, 2019, 07:51:15 PM 
Started by papajoad - Last post by papajoad
4-5 October 2019, Italian Front Public Battle. Pikeville, TN

Italian Front Public Battle.
Public Hosted by 10th. Kp 'Grossdeutschland' Division

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9 AM 3 PM

Pikeville, Tennessee


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