7th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festaval
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
AT THE SUSSEX COUNTY AIRPORT!
Brought to you by the Mid Atlantic Ford Dealers!
We are excited to announce this year that we will have Crew from the first bombing Raid on Japan and crew from the last bomber raid on Japan !!! Locally, we also have the navigator that led the lead B-29 over the Japanese Surrender in Tokyo Bay.
We welcome back this year, Lt. Col. Dick Cole. Dick was co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle, mission commander. Lt. Col. Cole attends a lot of events but enjoyed Wings & Wheels so much, he has asked to return, which says a lot about our event! The raid on Tokyo on April 19, 1942, caused minor damage but it forced the Japanese to recall its forces. The B-25 bomber (pictured) used in the raid, was the largest aircraft at the time from the deck of a carrier--the USS Hornet. Click here for more information!
On August 6, 1945, 2nd Lt. Russell Gackenbach participated in arguably the single act that ended World War II - the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Three days later, on Aug. 9, 1945, the Enola Gay departed for Nagasaki to release another destructive payload, called "Fat Man." The Japanese surrendered on Aug. 14, 1945.
|Scene from W&W 2013!||
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The Seventh Annual Wings & Wheels, A Georgetown Fall Festival is slated for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown, DE. Each year, the event is growing in size and in attendance.
The 2013 event featured:
- 37 vintage planes that flew in;
- 385 cars in the car show; 16 food vendors;
- 45 craft and business vendors; kids games;
- WWII re-enactors with full command tents & equipment,;
- Living History Program starring Lt. Col. Dick Cole, one of the four surviving Doolittle Raiders, who will again be in attendance for 2014;
- USO type Camp Show-sold out at 300 tickets;
The 2014 event will include:
US Naval Academy Parachute Team - W&W is their "home" training event;
Living History Program featuring "First & Last", Lt. Col Dick Cole, one of the last 4 survivors of the Doolittle Raiders and Russell Gackenbach, Navigator on the 509th B-29 Necessary Evil, the Hiroshima photo plane right behind the Enola Gay;
Friday night dinner/show with a 17 piece world renowned Big Band;
of the planes!
This event is sponsored by The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Delaware Aviation Museum and the Wheels that Heal Car Club and will be held on October 4, 2014 (rain date October 5) so mark your calendars now and don't miss this great event.
The event features a “Fly In” of vintage planes and a huge car show with classic cars, trucks and more, WW II Re-enactments, food vendors, craft vendors, musical entertainment, games and events for the kids.
One of the many planes that attended the event pictured above. Larry Kelley's B25 pictured below on the left did some flying again this year that excited the crowds as did some of the other planes. Click here for more information on plane rides available.
Plane rides will be available at the 2014 show.
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|NOTE: PILOTS OF VINTAGE, ANTIQUE AND WARBIRD AIRCRAFT interested in flying in, please contact Larry Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-991-2356.|
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