Warbirds over the Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
One of VMPA's sponsored World War II reenactment units, FJR6, hosted a spectacular 70th Anniversary Commemoration - Battle of Crete living history display at the Military Aviation Museum's annual "Warbirds over the Beach" air show in Virginia Beach, VA on 20 - 22 May 2011. Seventy years prior, German paratroops stunned the world by capturing the Mediterranean island of Crete solely by airborne forces. This was the very first large scale airborne invasion in history. The museum's German JU-52 transport aircraft figured prominently in the commemorative display; special permission was given to stage several historic photo recreations.