Be Quick! Bomber Camp 2016: Battle of the Bombers – Last Available Slots

Bomber Camp 2016 presents Battle of the Bombers! Be a part of history as a flight crew member in the B-17 Flying Fortress or the B-24 Liberator as they go head to head in a bombing and gunnery competition.

At Bomber Camp you will experience history come alive with all of the sights, sounds and smells of the aircraft of our greatest generation.

Bomber Camp is a two-day immersive experience where you will learn about each of the crew positions and the equipment and then bring it all to life as we work toward actually flying missions in the most famous aircraft of WWII.

Imagine loading the bombs in the bomb bay, shooting a 50 cal machinegun, riding in the ball turret with the ultimate view of the practice bombs being dropped with the secret Norden Bombsight. This is just a part of the incredible two day experience of Bomber Camp.

When: June 1 – 2, 2016
(Training begins on June 1st.  Participants must arrive by 6pm on May 31st.  Training will conclude on June 2nd in the evening.  Participants should plan on departing the morning of June 3rd.)

Base Location: Stockton Municipal Airport / Stockton Field Aviation Museum Hangar, Stockton, California.

Target: Top Secret Classified Information. Crew will be issued mission and target objectives on completion of crew training.

Cost: $4,000.00 per person (Price includes barracks accommodations and food for two nights, materials, ammunition and support supplies. Trainees must arrange travel to Stockton. (Transportation to and from training facilities will be arranged.)

Age restrictions: 16 yrs. and older. 16 yrs. to 18yrs. has to be accompanied by legal adult guardian .

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Image: Photographer Ron Close – courtesy Stockton Field Aviation Museum Facebook page 

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.