A DRAMATIC DISPLAY OF WWII FIREPOWER
COMMEMORATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
AS PART OF THE 2014 HADI SHRINERFEST & AIR SHOW
WWII REENACTMENT FEATURING…U.S.S. LST 325
A distinguished veteran of D-Day, LST 325 will provide a stunning display by sailing up the Ohio River under its own power – arranging for a dramatic backdrop of the nearly thirty minute show of force, including the firing of its onboard weaponry! P-47 THUNDERBOLTS
Built by the Evansville Republic Aviation plant in the 1940’s, two P-47 Thunderbolts will provide air cover and simulated strafing runs at low altitude over. Featuring a PW R-2800 engine with over 2500 HP, the “Jug” was the largest and heaviest single piston aircraft of WWII. AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT
A 30 minute display of WWII power as troops reenact the Invasion of Normandy on the riverfront of downtown Evansville. Reenactors will have the chance to storm the beachhead onboard two historic Higgins Boats assigned to LST 325. Participating vehicles include WWII jeeps, trucks, transport vehicles, a Stuart Tank, & more! WWII ENCAMPMENT
See living history up close and personal, and see the ways of life and culture of World War II. Various vehicles, displays, and equipment will be showcased, allowing spectators unique opportunity to see these artifacts and understand the value they had to winning the war.
...AND THE CHANCE TO RIDE ON BOARD WWII HIGGINS BOATS!
REENACTORS – WE WANT YOU!
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Evansville's premier summer festival of fun! Join us on the riverfront June 11-15, 2014! A variety of family entertainment in the air, on the ground, and on the water – the 2014 Hadi ShrinersFest features air shows, unlimited hydroplane race/exhibition, live music & entertainment, seaplane fly-in, WWII reenactment, food vendors, go-cart races, arts & crafts show, cruise-in, and so much more. Admission is only $5 for the entire weekend! Visit www.shrinersfest.org for further details on this year’s Hadi ShrinersFest!