A Georgetown Fall Festival

7th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festaval

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

AT THE SUSSEX COUNTY AIRPORT!  

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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!

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 Check out this great show of Dick Cole Co-piloting with Larry Kelly.

 Lt. Col. Dick Cole in the Panchito!

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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Photo Gallery

   

 

 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;

 

     
  A preview
of some
of the planes!
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Here is a picture of the Foot Light Productions troupe that performed Friday night at the WWII Stage Door Camp Show to a sell out crowd of over 275!  They are standing in front of Larry Kelley's B-25 Bomber!

A Cabaret Show portraying USO Canteen and Road show that is a salute to the men and women who served our country during the second World War.  Songs like "You’ll Never Know", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Stardust" just to mention a few, bridged the separation and gave us the strength and pride to go against “the foe”. The show, presented by Foot Light Productions, performed to a sell-out crowd of over 300. 

 

 

The Fourth Annual World Championship Invitational Flour Bombing Competition will be held at the venue! 

Check out this video if you don't know what a flour bombing is!

 

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.

Photo Gallery

Larry Kelley
Classic Car

Plane rides will be available at the 2014 show.
Click here for more info
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NOTE: PILOTS OF VINTAGE, ANTIQUE AND WARBIRD AIRCRAFT interested in flying in, please contact Larry Kelly at b25driver@aol.com or 410-991-2356.

Wings & Wheels - A Fall Festival and its Dedicated Website are funded in part by:


 
For more information on area tourism, please contact:
http://www.visitsoutherndelaware.com.



Map & Directions

Click the map for an interactive map and directions to the Wings & Wheels Festival in Georgetown, DE.

 

Need Accommodations?

Coming to Wings & Wheels and staying overnight? Hotel 

for a list of accommodations in and around Georgetown.

For more area tourism info:
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Car Show Enthusiasts

Click here for a car show application!

 

 

Calling All Vendors

Vendor space is limited so get your application in today.  Questions, email  info@georgetowncoc.com.   

 

2013 Sponsors

 
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