By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Region – The Collings Foundation in Stow presented Battle for the Airfield with World War II re-enactments Oct. 8 and 9. About 300 re-enactors represented several branches of Allied and Axis military. The main Allied powers in WWII were Great Britain, the United States, China and the Soviet Union. The chief Axis powers then were Germany, Japan and Italy. The opposing powers battled for German airfield in the scenario Saturday. A different scenario was presented Sunday.
Between the re-enactments each day, guests could hear firsthand stories from WWII veterans in roundtable discussions.
Founded in 1979, the Collings Foundation creates “living history” events for national tours, as well as preserving and exhibiting historical artifacts at its headquarters in Stow. From May through October, the facility is open for events, selected nonprofit fundraisers and group tours.
“Living history” events are scheduled in spring through fall 2017. For more information about the nonprofit educational foundation, call 978-562-9182; visit www.collingsfoundation.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/collings.foundation.