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WWII Heritage Day Delights Thousands with Displays and Aircraft

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (Oct. 12, 2022) – The buzz of World War II restored aircraft filled the air as thousands of attendees enjoyed aircraft displays, presentations, reenactor camps and artifact collections Oct. 8 at World War II Heritage Day, presented by Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia. This year’s event focused on World War II and The Dawn of the Space Age.

“We were especially pleased with the large turnout of school-age children, and our new costume contest was a big hit,” said Event Director Jane Simpson.

Several people enjoyed exhilarating rides in the Airbase Georgia SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, LT-6 trainer and T-34 trainer, as well as the opportunity to talk to pilots, mechanics, reenactors and memorabilia collectors. Many also enjoyed the 40s music presented by singer Jenelle during the day. Festivities centered on the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field, in Peachtree City.

World War II Heritage Days featured a full line-up of speakers on subjects ranging from World War II training to the Dawn of the Space Age, presented by Georgia Humanities star students Shriya Chakraborti and Johnny Dorminy, authors Dan Haulman and Dr. Robert Kane, Coca Cola Space & Science Center’s Scot Norman, and keynote speaker Lt. General (Ret.) Brian Arnold.

Airbase Georgia thanks all of its partners, guest speakers, and participating exhibitors who made World War II Heritage Days possible, including Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon-Field, the City of Peachtree City, Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Kennesaw State University Museum of Holocaust and History Education, Delta Air Lines Tech Ops, Georgia Humanities Council, National Infantry Museum, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, Civil Air Patrol Squadron 116, Georgia State Defense Force, Military Vehicle Preservation Association, living history volunteers, Chick-fil-a, Smokehouse BBQ, and the Mad Greek.

Press release courtesy of Airbase Georgia

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