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!
KatMarch 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm (10 years ago)
StephanieMarch 14, 2013 at 3:42 am (10 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
WendyBeeMarch 14, 2013 at 10:04 am (10 years ago)
Wow! Whatta find! You and your cohorts look fabulous, and so authentic! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
GingerMarch 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm (10 years ago)
You look great! I was wondering how it went this year. :)