A Birdseye View of the re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie
during the Bicentennial of the War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie
as seen from the B-17 "Yankee Lady"
Jess Maiberger and her dad with the pilots of the "Yankee Lady."
On the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, all of us here in Northwest Ohio have been reliving the War of 1812 through museum exhibits and re-enactments. On Labor Day weekend we were privileged to experience the Tall Ships and a re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie. Thousands witnessed the event that took place on Lake Erie not far from Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island, where Oliver Hazard Perry sailed out to meet the British fleet 200 years ago. There were hundreds watching the action from their boats, but my assistant Jess Maiberger and her dad had one of the most unique views of the battle! They were aboard the "Yankee Lady," one of only 9 remaining WWII B-17s! She is owned by the Yankee Air Museum of Belleville, Michigan
"Yankee Lady" and her pilot
Another view of the "Yankee Lady" by Jess Maiberger