Episode 6 - Checkpoint Raiders
In the sixth episode, we get acquainted with the activities of the current US Army. One of the partners of the Liberation Festival Pilsen shows us the detention of an intruder and his interrogation. The unit is divided into three squads, which are further divided into teams: offensive, defensive and reconnaissance. These teams have different combat skills and different experiences.
Collaborated on this work
Joint Task Force Raiders living history club
JTF Raiders living history club was founded in 2001 and its activities have been dedicated to the modern US military. Its members participate in historical reconstructions and regularly organize various commemorative events; actively and in long-term support the institute for infants in Pilsen.
The municipality of Hněvnice
Hněvnice is located in the western tip of the Pilsen North district in the vicinity of the Tachov district at an altitude of 437 m.
In the footsteps of the Liberation by the US Army
Episode 7 - Rokycany – In the footsteps of the Demarcation line
In the town of Rokycany, we visit the unique military Museum on the demarcation line, the diorama gives us a close glance at the advance of the American and Soviet armies, the highlight would be the encounter with the medium tank T-34. The mayor of the town presents the organization of the Rokycany Veterans Day, the history of the memorial plaque of the 2nd Infantry Division, the six honorary citizens of the Rokycany from the ranks of American veterans. At the same time, we l remember the fate of the local Stehlík family, executed by the Nazis for helping the paratroopers.
Episode 8 – from the daily life of the 16th Armored Division
The 16th Armored Division participated in the liberation of southwestern Bohemia and directly liberated the city of Pilsen. Around eight o'clock in the morning on May 6, 1945, armored cars and tanks drove into the city. The main role played the iconic medium tank Sherman M4A4. The episode presents the main and secondary weapons, the engine, the number of crew and their tasks.
Episode 9 - Hangar no. 3 – Líně airport
The ninth episode offers a bird's eye view of the topic. We commemorate a Czechoslovak fighter pilot who took part in the Normandy landings; go through one of the most famous American Boeing B 75 Stearman biplanes in more detailed way, namely the aircraft's own construction, the propulsion unit, visit the cockpit and see the controls and instruments.