The fall weather blew in and it was a cold and blustery weekend on October 15 and 16. That didn't stop WW2 re-enactors from across the region from coming to Historic Fort Wayne and bringing it to life with the sight, sounds and smells of life during World War 2. This year's event based it's theme on Operation Market Garden in September, 1944.

Crew getting picture taken

A crew manning a .50 caliber machine gun have their picture taken.

Photo by Ian Kushnir

Setting up .50

Before the picture can be taken, the men must work to get the gun in place and a hasty fighting position set up.

Photo by Ian Kushnir

Jeep

Members of the Living History community bring several vehicles in for the event. Here a jeep is configure in a later fighting condition. Note the M-60 machine gun mounted on the top. This display shows a Vietnam look.

Photo by Ian Kushnir

fox and jeep

Both Allied and Axis re-creators provided vehicles for the weekend. Here, one of our resident foxes inspects a German motorbike.

Photo by Ian Kushnir

Locating Germans

In a tactical situation, a US soldiers holds his weapon on German soldiers performing a scouting mission.

Photo by Ian Kushnir

Patrol

Once located, US Airborne forces can maneuver against the spotted enemy position.

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Captured Flag

The end of a succsssful engagement for 5 GIs.

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Lodging

Some of the GIs were quartered in the Spanish American Guardhouse..

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Phil Serves

On a cold morning, a hot chow line is very welcome.

Photo by Ian Kushnir

serving chow 2

Food is considered good by GIs on a cold morning when it is served hot.

Photo by Ian Kushnir