AFTER THE BATTLE REPORTS
70th Tank Battalion armor ready to engage enemy forces at reenactment, Yorkville, November, 1997
2nd Panzer Hetzer at reenactment, Yorkville, November, 1997
WWII Reenactment at Midway Village and Museum, Rockford, Illinois
70th Tank Bn. M3 Gun Carriage crew awaits opening salvos of the reenactment battle, Rockford, Illinois
The 82nd Airborne ready for initial assault on enemy forces, Rockford, Illinois
70th Tank Bn. M5 Light Tank, a popular attraction at static display, Rockford, Illinois
Debut of the Sturmgeschutz III
70th Tank Bn. M5A1 in attack at Westmont, 1997
Members of 22nd Ind Para Coy and Locust light tank prepare for battle, Westmont, September, 1997
82nd Airborne on howitzer and 70th Tank Bn. on anti-tank gun, Westmont, September, 1997
YORKVILLE, ILLINOIS WWII REENACTMENT AND TACTICAL BATTLE
Over 100 reenactors participated in a tactical WWII battle and public display battle in Yorkville, Illinois on April 26, 1997.
The weather was mild and everyone enjoyed the ambiance of the WWII era.
Allied armor regroups and rests between
battle scenarios. Shown above is the M5A1 Stuart and the M3 75 MM Gun Motor Carriage. Cannons and machine guns on each vehicle
operate in simulated fire mode using propane and oxygen.
Allied armor assaults Axis positions during public display battle. M5A1 in lead attack position supported by assault gun.
Anti-tank crew deploys 37mm anti-tank gun to cover flanks during the attack.
German armor crew ready for action. The Hetzer 38T shown above participates in many reenactments and is owned and operated by members of the 2nd Panzer division.
LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN
M8 Crew demonstrates vehicle maneuvers at the Memorial Day display at the Grand Geneva Resort,
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
11th Panzer medical team performs field surgery.
Museum's armor display which includes M5A1, M8, M22, M3 Halftrack, 75mm Howitzer and 37mm
Museum vehicles including M8 armored car, WC51 weapons carrier, Buick Staff car and Jeep at the Batavia, Illinois, Loyalty days sponsored by the local VFW
70th Tank Bn. weapons carrier on display at Batavia, Illinois VFW
Reenactors live it up to live music at WWII big band dance, American Legion Hall, Yorkville, Illinois
Women Airforce Service Pilots
Reenactors from the 70th Tank Bn., 2nd Panzer and 82nd Airborne prepare for parade and running street battle
FOX FEST, AURORA, ILLINOIS
Fox Fest participants view 70th Tank Bn. display
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN WWII REENACTMENTS IN AN ARMORED OR INFANTRY UNIT, PLEASE CONTACT ROBERTS ARMORY FOR DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION
Copyright 1995 Charles C. Roberts, Jr