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February Living History Crew Drill
October 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
History comes to life Interact with these sailors while they hold demonstrations and tell stories about life aboard the USS ALABAMA and the USS DRUM. Be on the deck of the USS ALABAMA for “call to battle stations” at 1:00 p.m. for a mock battle attack. Deep South Radio Club will be transmitting from Radio Central. All included in admission for the day.
Come see history come to life with our WWII reenactors during their February drill. Interact with historical WWII reenactors aboard the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM. These historical reenactors, dressed in WWII period Navy uniforms, demonstrate what life aboard ship was like during wartime. They share stories from our original crewmen, conduct weapons briefings, and demonstrate drills while aboard ship.
Be sure to grab a spot on the main deck of the USS ALABAMA at 1:00 p.m. when “Call to Battle Stations” is sounded. Enemy aircraft will fly over attacking the ship, and the crewmen will fire back defend her with their guns blazing! Spectators will be able to take in the whole experience while the crew fires the ship’s 20mm and 40mm guns. Planes fly based on mechanics and weather conditions that day.
The Deep South Amateur Radio Club will be broadcasting from Radio Central aboard the USS ALABAMA during the drill and welcome visitors to stop by to listen. For all ham radio operators, the call letters are K4DSR and K5LDA broadcasting between 20 and 40.
The drill is open to the public and included with general admission tickets.