Memphis Belle Unveiling 2018
In May, 2018, members of the Capital Wing of the APS had the honor of joining USAAF reenacts from all over the country to take part in the official unveiling activities of the Memphis Belle, at the The National Museum of the United States Air Force The Belle had recently undergone an extensive restoration and was unveiled on the 75th anniversary of her 25th and final combat mission. Our group was part of the WWII USAAF encampment that was set up on the grounds, as well as instrumental in the Memphis Belle final mission briefing and debriefing that was carried out in the WWII briefing building.
National Memorial Day Parade 2018
The group honored our veteran’s again this year by participating in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC. Members of our group have been taking part in this annual parade since it was started in 2004.
RAF Centennial Celebrations 2018
The National Air & Space Museum at The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center invited members of our group to take part in their 100th Celebration of the forming of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Warbird Digest’s report and further pictures can be found here. A special thank you to our WWI Flying Corps friends, and to Christian Kappler and family for joining ranks with us.
Warbirds Over the Beach 2017
The event, held annually at The Military Aviation Museum just outside of Virginia Beach, is a favorite with the group. With a wide variety of allied and axis air craft, an authentic WWII control tower from England, and continuous flying throughout the day, there is lots to take you right back in time.
Washington D.C. National Memorial Day Parade 2017
Members of the groups have taken part in this event in the nation’s capital every year since its inception.
Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum Family Day 2017
The group has been fortunate to be invited by the Air & Space Museum to set up a display at the Dulles site every year since 2015. In 2017, in honor of the Air Forces 70th birthday, the group set up a time line of military aviation spanning from WWI through the Gulf War.
Maryland Boy Scout Jamboree
The group was invited to take part in this boy scout camp which honored local heroes – the police, fire service, ambulance, and military. The scouts were excited to learn about the USAAF during WWII, send messages in morse code, and sit in the jeeps.