Interested in WWII Convoy Flyover?

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  1. npizzano

    npizzano New Member

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    I am not sure how many of you may be actual Warbird pilots, but I was inquiring to see if, as a pilot, you may be interested in flying over a WWII 29 vehicle convoy on September 19, 2009, in Adams County, PA (East of Gettysburg, PA)

    In our third year, our convoy of American and Canadian troops will be leaving the Eisenhower Farm Complex about 0800 and driving through the countryside of Adams County, PA on our way to "Liberate" the town of New Oxford. The exact route is yet to be determined but we should be in New Oxford about 0900.

    The thought is to have a low flyover of a WWII Aircraft, even a scout plane would do. In the past, our convoy took place in Emmitsburg, MD... a bit too close to the restricted flight zone around Camp David.
    I was hoping to find a WWII aircraft to fly over the convoy this year since it was in Adams County, PA.

    If this is something that is feasible, let me know. If the request is too out of hand... let me know. I just thought it might be a nice added touch to our convoy this year.

    Interested in your thoughts...

    Sincerely,
    Neal Pizzano
    4th ID Military Police Platoon
    (2Lt Pizzano, 4th ID HQ for the Convoy Event)
    Event Schedule

    Note: Our event schedule shows the convoy going from Eisenhower Farm to Emmitsburg and back. However, this was changed a couple of months ago to New Oxford, PA (Just east of Gettysburg).
     
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    Not a pilot, but wish I could be there! Sounds interesting. Good luck!
     
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    I'm with Diddy....not a pilot, but would love to be there! WW2 and Civil War, all in the same place.....man, what a day/week of history!
     
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    Here is what can be expected for Saturday, September 19 from the convoy perspective:
    SCHEDULE
    Saturday, September 19
    0730 - 0745 Briefing
    0745 - 0800 Ready to roll
    0800 - 0930 Convoy to New Oxford
    0930 - 1015 Celebration!
    1015 - 1100 Convoy to Gettysburg and drive through town
    1100 - 1130 Meet and form-up at a designated point near Gettysburg
    1130 - 1145 Drive to the Farm for Living History and baseball game
    .
    We currently have 18 vehicles confirmed with 10 more tentative.
    The confirmed vehicles includes Jeeps, Motorcycles, WC-52's, Half-track and a Dingo

    (who is assigned to 2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion, Welsh Guards.)
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    If anyone wants in on the convoy they have to contact Bob Buker at:
    [email protected]
    You must be able to sign waivers, and dress in period clothing.
    The Army units represented will be:
    4th Infantry Division HQ
    4th Infantry Division Military Police Platoon
    1st Infantry Division
    701st Ordnance Light Maintenance Division
    8th Infantry Division
    3rd Infantry Division
    1st Canadian Paratroop Division

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    Past articles and photos:
    The Liberation of Emmitsburg Saturday  September 15th

    Emmitsburg, prepare to be liberated!

    BIG-RED-ONE 2008 LIBERATION OF EMMITSBURG MD

    BIG-RED-ONE 2007 Ikes Farm

    G503 Album - Emmitsburg Liberation Convoy to Ike's - Sept 15 2007

    The Frederick News-Post Online - Frederick County Maryland Daily Newspaper

    The Frederick News-Post Online - Frederick County Maryland Daily Newspaper

    WWII Weekend, Gettysburg - 2007

    IMG_3511 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The Liberation of Emmitsburg
     
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