The National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, will go back in time a century in October to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The museum on Oct. 1-2 will host the “World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous,” a re-enactment including full scale and 7/8 scale aircraft such as the Nieuport, SE-5, and Fokker Dr. I triplane, according to a museum news release. Pilots in the aircraft will fly precision maneuvers and a mock shoot down of an enemy aircraft. In addition, there will be re-enactors in a war encampment setting and era automobiles on display, the release states.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.