The success of the Foprt Miles April Event is not just the HDDLHA. We have many Individuals and units that have been a large part of this effort.
The following are a partial listing of all those that have helped over the years
The 903rd HAMB represents the heavy pulling and armored power
of the United States during WW2
The M 18 Hellcat you will be seeing this year is from a private collection in nearby PA.
For the last several years, the 903rd has been able to get a different heavy piece of equipment to us.
Anything from a DUKW to a Stuart / Kangaroo to Ward LaFrance wreckers, this outfit has it all
The 903rd is well known up and down the east coast. They have been asked by many historic venues to appear.
Mr. Bob Buker has put together one of the largest collections of WW2 ARC artifacts. Everything from the usual band aids to comfort items, base ball gloves, show cards anything that related to a soldier or sailors needs.
At this event you will see one of the very few complete Field Post Offices as used by our forces in any theater of the war. Considering Between June 1942 and November 1945, over 1 billion V-mails were processed this was a common item in the field.
For this year 2022, Mr. Buker has assembled Delaware specific items to show what our fore bears would have been exposed to and were doing to help the war effort.
More Information Coming
The 4thy MP is out Military Police presence. They do a n accurate presentation of the futies of peacetime as well as combat MPs. They even write parking tickets!!
Mr. Vince Turner has a very complete display involving music, news and entertainment of the period. He is a master of days ands and dates. Vince is seen at the reading Ww2 event regularly.
This a new unit for us this year. More information coming as e get it.
The paper Dolls is a group of women who portray the women of the 1940s in all their various roles. This means Rosie the Riveter up to a famer's wife or a seamstress. They have been regular visitors to this event.
Members of the Motor Pool are a loose group of historic military vehicle owners (HMV). The group does parades, preserves HMVs as they were used by out fathers and grand fathers. The group considers itself stewards of these vehicles rather than the owners. The goal is to preserve the HMVs for future generations.