Great Los Angeles Air Raid, 2013

Wow! It’s been about a month since this event! How did that happen?  Well, I’m a bit late, but here’s my favorite photos I took at an annual event in San Pedro, CA, at Fort MacArthur Military Museum.  This event is called The Great Los Angeles Air Raid and is a WWII themed dance and re-enactment that happens once a year, commemorating the time during WWII when they believed they spotted foreign aircraft over Los Angeles. Panic broke out, and in the end it was a weather balloon (or a UFO, depending on who you ask). You can read more about the real event here on Wikipedia.

This was my first time donning a real WWII uniform.  I was fortunate enough to come across an original British ambulance driver’s uniform. I guess you can tell where some of my heritage is from, as it fit me to a “t”!  We couldn’t find a helmet, and finding other parts of this uniform is proving somewhat impossible, so my husband and I made the hat to go with the jacket by looking at real WWII photos of women ambulance drivers.  I actually also have the matching overcoat, but for once this event was too warm to need it!  We all usually freeze at this event!

Here’s some photos of friends and I at the event.

Hope your week is going wonderfully!

4 Comments on Great Los Angeles Air Raid, 2013

  1. Kat
    March 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm (11 years ago)


  2. Stephanie
    March 14, 2013 at 3:42 am (11 years ago)

    How fabulous! You look smashing and there’s always next year for you to wear the overcoat. Can’t wait till August when we get to hang out again! :D

  3. WendyBee
    March 14, 2013 at 10:04 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! Whatta find! You and your cohorts look fabulous, and so authentic! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  4. Ginger
    March 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm (11 years ago)

    You look great! I was wondering how it went this year. :)

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