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Corsair and Dauntless
My son and I attended the World War II Weekend at the Reading Airport this weekend. For this event, which is held annually, a World War II-era airfield is re-created, complete with vintage aircraft, flight demonstrations, army vehicles, weapons, old cars, an O Club (for you non-military types, that's an Officer's Club), period radio show broadcasts, music from the era, and lots and lots of re-enactors in vintage uniforms.
The highlight of the show was the aerial demonstrations by vintage war birds including mock dogfights. Pictured here is a Chance-Vought F4-U Corsair fighter being followed by a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Although I love the sleek look of the Corsair, the SBD Dauntless holds special meaning for me as that is one of the planes my father flew in in WWII in which he served as a gunner.