The first 4 photos below were taken on
August 13th. This was the second annual celebration of the Spirit
of '45, and we again had a lot of vintage equipment on the pier, people
dressed in period clothes and a reenactment of the signing of the
Articles of Surrender onboard USS Missouri that ended the war with
Japan. The rest of the photos were taken on August 20th when I went AWOL
from the Battleship and visited the Tank Farm open house in Nokesville,
VA. As an old Army guy I must say it was awesome!
Here a couple of the
ships Radio Club volunteers work on making a
recently acquired radar repeater unit light up and look operational.
The Radio Club has done a great job of "re-energizing" much of
the equipment in Forward Main Battery Plot in preparation
for the new Turret 2 Experience Tour.
rendering a salute as he comes onboard.
speaking during the surrender reenactment.
reenactment several WWII veterans shared some really
interesting stories about their wartime experiences. This lady
as a WAVE, and the gentleman in the blue blazer was onboard
USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on the day of the surrender.
The next 36 photos are
from my visit to the Tank Farm on August 20th.
Rather than writing individual captions for each photo I'll just give a
summary of the days events. I arrived at noon and found the
of vintage armor you see here, pretty impressive. All afternoon there
demonstrations going on and rides were also available on a variety of APCs
and Tanks. There was also a flame thrower demonstration which for
was the highlight of the show, that thing was awesome! I was standing
somewhere around 100 feet from it and could still feel the heat!
Pretty Cool BMW!!
This Russian T-34 was a
huge crowd favorite, it was pretty cool!
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