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CAF Hanger Dance, Fleming Field, MN, May 2010 [03 Jun 2010|04:11pm]

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Battle of the Bulge Reenactment - Big Lake, MN 19 DEC 09 [26 Dec 2009|08:36pm]

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Photos from WWII Days, Midway Village, Rockford, IL Sept. 2009 [14 Oct 2009|05:13am]

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Don't know if anyone is interested, but I thought I'd give it a try! [11 Aug 2009|07:05pm]


Bombs. Blood. Men. Death. Strategy. Bad food. Comfort girls. Swing music. Bugles. Beer. Cigarettes. Enemies. Global disaster. Flying. Leather. Bravery. Courage. Uncertainty. Loneliness. Brotherhood. Endurance. US Army Air Force. Ongar, England. 1943. 



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Big Bomber Weekend; Blaine, MN 2009 [22 Jul 2009|07:27pm]

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WW2 Days - Reenactor Registration Open [14 Jul 2009|06:13pm]

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Registration for Midwest's largest WWII living history event is now open.

If you are interested in reserving space for your own unit, you need to do so ASAP (deadline Sept 1st), they fill up fast.

The following is the Reenactor Information website:


Here is the registration website:


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MN Transportation Museum Living History Display & Swing Dance [14 Apr 2009|06:23pm]

Railroads on Active Duty-MTM Event The Jackson Street Roundhouse, St, Paul MN
Date: 18 April 2009, Saturday 10:00 AM
Railroads on Active Duty

April 18-19, 2009 St. Paul MN

Come join the Minnesota Transportation Museum’s Jackson Street Roundhouse, in a tribute to the men and women who moved goods and people across the country during World War II. (WWII)

The Jackson Street Roundhouse’s Railroads on Active Duty event remembers the influence of transportation during WWII. The museum will offer unlimited rides on vintage train cars and classic buses like the soldiers rode, featuring new exhibits (including authentic World War II military uniforms, war-time posters and magazine ads, military model train cars on display, and more), historic re-enactors in a live WWII headquarters display, period army and civilian vehicles, children’s crafts and toys of the era, plus museum and restoration shop tours.

On Saturday evening from 7 PM to 10 PM the Roseville Big Band will provide live music; join us for a fantastic swing dancing event!

Also, experience interactive railroading and transportation exhibits including steam engines and rolling stock restoration. Plus, witness daily railroading operations, which include one of the nation’s last fully functioning roundhouse turntables, and watch rail traffic on the adjacent mainline, one of the critical rail arteries of the Upper Midwest.

The Jackson Street Roundhouse is conveniently located one exit north of downtown St. Paul, at the Pennsylvania Ave exit on I35E, then west on Pennsylvania Avenue (193 Pennsylvania Ave E. 55130).

Railroads on Active Duty weekend event
April 18th and 19th; 10 AM – 5 PM
Dance April 18th 7 PM – 10 PM
Adults $12, Children $8 Dance admission $10

Open regular hours year-round,
Wednesdays 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM

For specific daily and special event information, directions, sponsorship opportunities, advance tickets, and more information visit www.trainride.org or call 651-228-0263

Pat Kytola, Museum Director, Minnesota Transportation Museum
Office 651-228-0263 ext 3104
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Photos from WWII Days 2008 [30 Sep 2008|05:42am]

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Full day of 1940's goodness [08 Sep 2008|12:29pm]

This is what I did this past Saturday:

Wings of Hope Charity Event:

Bomber's Moon Hanger Dance:

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Wings of Charity Event/Hanger Dance [05 Sep 2008|05:01pm]

The CAF puts on a Free event each year, asking only for the donation of a non-perishable food item to enter our doors. We will have our aircraft (B-25, BT-13, L-5, Harvard MKIV, PT-22) along with a number of local aircraft on display! WWII Re-enactors will be onsight with authentic uniforms, gear, and weaponry. Our hangar will house veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, on hand to share their experiences and artifacts. Our PX will be selling merchandise for half-off. We will have food and beverages for sale as well. As always, our Musuem will be open with our many artifacts from WW2! This event benefits the Tourettes Syndrome Association of MN, America's Second Harvest Heartland (food shelf), and the Commemorative Air Force MN Wing. Our doors will open at 10 a.m. and Close at 4 p.m.

At 6 p.m. our doors will reopen for our annual Bomber's Moon Ball! The Roseville Big Band will be playing 40's era music until midnight. Our attendance averages close to 1000 people of all ages, dancers of all skill levels, and people who just like to visit and watch. Dance lessons will be provided so come early! The MN Corvette Club will dispay their cars, along with our aircraft, acting as a backdrop for the event. You won't want to miss it! Our requested donation is $10 dollars per person. All donations are to a non-profit organization and tax deductable.

Visit www.CAFMN.org for more information, and directions.

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CAF Hanger Dance, Fleming Field, MN [23 Jun 2008|05:09pm]

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WWII Weekend Ft. Snelling, MN [23 Jun 2008|04:55pm]

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Midway Village WWII Days Rockford, IL Photos (x-posted) [25 Sep 2007|01:41am]

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What I did last weekend [26 Jun 2007|05:02pm]

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For those of you who don't know. I am a WWII reenactor. I portray a combat photographer. I have a little service I offer to visitors at public events. I let them dress up in a uniform -- usually the uniform of a relative (grandpa, grandma, great-uncle, etc.) who was a WWII vet, then I take their photo with my WWII 4x5 Speed Graphic.

Here are some photos I took at the WWII Weekend at Historic Ft. Snelling this past weekend.

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Hanger Dance, Blaine Aviation Days May 19th, 2007 [15 May 2007|12:16pm]

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Saturday, May 19th
Golden Wings Museum
8797 Airport Road
Anoka County Airport (Blaine)
8:00 to midnight


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Hanger Dance this Saturday [08 May 2007|01:55pm]

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Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing Presents
the Spring Swing Big Band Hangar Dance
Inver Grove Heights, MN
(I hope you will pass on this information and we hope to see you all there!)

Dance is May 12th from 6pm-???

Featuring the Roseville big band and the MN State Fire Memorial Pipe Band
Terry & Cindy of TC Swing- offering a free dance lession

Doors Open At 6, dance lession at 7
Dance starts at 8 goes till Midnight!
$10 donation per person at the door

Prizes for best Civilian Dress & Uniforms
Food, beverages, Silent Auction, Raffle, WWII aircraft & vehicles on display and more!!
Don't miss it!
Please visit the website for more information.


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40's Style Hanger Dances abound... [07 May 2006|11:02pm]

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CAF Spring Hanger Dance May 13th, South St. Paul, MN



Blaine Aviation Days, May 20th, Blaine, MN



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2006 Wings of Freedom Airshow Reenactor Registration Now Open [20 Feb 2006|10:48pm]

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This year, the Wings of Freedom Airshow Theme will be "First To Fight".

Airshow Dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 26th - 28th, Red Wing Regional Airport -- Bay City, WI

Registration is now open to all WWII reenactors and impressions.

For full details please see the reenactor info website at:


Please forward this to any interested parties.

Thank you and I hope to see you there,

Troy LaFaye

Reenactor Coordinator
2006 Wings of Freedom Airshow Planning Committee
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Swing Dance, Friday Nov. 25th - St. Paul, MINN (X-Posted) [14 Nov 2005|10:39am]


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Veterans' Weekend - Ft. Snelling, MN July 2005 [01 Aug 2005|03:41pm]


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