Written by Alan Armstrong, The Battle of Midway tells the story of heroism and sacrifice at a moment when the Japanese Empire was poised to complete its domination in the Pacific and threaten the Hawaii Islands with invasion. American grit and determination resulted in a numerically superior adversary being defeated. In 30 minutes, the balance of power in the Pacific shifted from Japan to America as three Japanese aircraft carriers were set ablaze by American pilots flying the venerated Dauntless dive bomber.
The cast of aircraft involved in the performance includes a replica Zero flown by Capt. Jack Van Ness, the Kate operated by Japanese Bomber, LLC and flown by Alan Armstrong and a B-25 Mitchell bomber flown by Tom Reilly and Stan Bloyer. The cast is rounded out with other aircraft such as two SNJ Texans flown by Captains Jim Buckley and Joe Fagundes. Depending on the location of the performance, there may be other or additional aircraft appearing in the show. The Battle of Midway intends to raise the bar for air battle reenactments at air shows with dramatic music, narration and sound effects. It is, in effect, theater with airplanes.
Alan Armstrong posing with the Nakajima B52 “Kate”.
SEE THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN ACTION
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