World War II Encampment this weekend

Costumed living history volunteers from the 113th Cavalry Living History Group will host a World War II Encampment located just west of Pearson Air Museum on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp will interpret Vancouver Barracks’ role as a wartime port of embarkation, where troops from various units were mustered together into combat formations for transportation to the various theaters of war throughout the world.

Rare World War II equipment and vehicles will be a part of the encampment, while historic uniforms and photographs will be on exhibit in the museum. Vendors associated with the 113th Cavalry Living History Group will also be selling American World War II uniforms and equipment for re-enactors and other collectors.

Adventure Flight, LLC, of Lincoln, CA, will be operating a 1942 Cessna T50 “Bamboo Bomber,” a World War II twin engine training airplane, from Pearson Field. The operators will be offering rides in this vintage “warbird” at a rate of $150 for a 15 minute ride, or $300 for a 30 minute ride. More information on this aircraft and the company can be found online at www.adventureflight.net.

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