World War II reenactment slated

The Collings Foundation is hosting a World War II reenactment and World War II veterans roundtable discussion Oct. 9-10 in Stow, Mass., with more than 150 reenactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and participating in the living history event, including tanks, cannons, troop carriers, halftracks, aircraft and weapons.

Allied and Axis camps will be set up with authentic materials and appearance, foundation officials noted, adding people are encouraged to interact with reenactors who share a wealth of information about life as a World War II military person.

World War II veterans will participate in a roundtable discussion. Each veteran will spend time talking about his or her experiences during the war. The foundation’s collection of more than 90 automobiles, carriages, racecars and airplanes will be available for viewing.

Pre-purchased tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger. Cost at gate is $20 for adults and $10 for children. No reservations are needed to attend. The foundation also will be offering T-6 Texan and PT-17 Stearman rides for those who want a birds-eye view of the event. One hour Texan flights are $450 and half hour Stearman flights are $230. For the first time ever, the foundation will be offering flights in the legendary German Fi 156 Fiesler Storch aircraft and rides in a German half-track.

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