Open House At CAF Airbase Georgia To Commemorate 80th Anniversary Of D-Day

The public will have the chance to visit on June 22, 2024 and encounter living history, interactive experiences, D-Day memorabilia, and flight experiences.

The hangar of the CAF Airbase Georgia in Peachtree City, GA. Photo by Tony Granata
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Sights and sounds of the 1944 Allied invasion of Europe will be recreated at the CAF Airbase Georgia Summer Open House June 22, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. All activities will be at the Airbase hangar, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, adjacent to the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field, from noon to 4 p.m.

Sit in on a reenactment of a bomber mission briefing, have a dog tag made, and enjoy the fleet of meticulously restored World War II aircraft on display and in the air at the Airbase Georgia hangar. For more excitement, book a Living History Flight Experience on one of the Airbase vintage aircraft available that day. Flights may be booked in advance at https://airbasegeorgia.org, subject to aircraft availability.

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Volunteers dressed as Rosie the Riveter and WWII military personnel will add to the 1940s atmosphere. Exhibits and activities will include bomber turrets, paratrooper gear, a Link trainer, memorabilia for sale, and refreshments from a local food truck. The National Infantry Museum will be on hand with authentic equipment used by the U.S. Army in the fight to liberate Normandy. Visitors also may view aircraft undergoing restoration, including a Stearman biplane and a P-47 Thunderbolt.

“This may be the only event in the Atlanta area commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day,” said Airbase Leader Joel Perkins. ‘The mission of the Commemorative Air Force is to honor, inspire and educate. Airbase Georgia is proud to honor such a momentous event as a tribute to those who gave so much for the Allied victory in World War II.”

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About the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum CAF Airbase Georgia, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Airbase is one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The group maintains and flies seven vintage military aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair, an SBD Dauntless, a P-63A Kingcobra, a PT-19 Cornell, LT-6 Mosquito and a T-34 Mentor. The Airbase, composed of more than 500 volunteer members, is a founding partner of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail launched in 2021. The Airbase is part of the CAF, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on contributions of time and funds to conduct its mission. For more information, go to https://airbasegeorgia.org/.

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Angela Decker, from McPherson, Kansas, discovered her passion for aviation after earning a Master’s in Military History from Norwich University in 2011. Since 2012, she has volunteered with vintage aviation groups, excelling as a social media content creator and coordinator. Angela has coordinated aviation and WWII events, appeared as Rosie the Riveter, and is restoring a Stearman aircraft. She is the Operations Logistics Coordinator at CAF Airbase Georgia and an accountant with a degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. Her son, Caden, shares her love for aviation and history and is studying Digital Media Arts.

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Angela Decker, from McPherson, Kansas, discovered her passion for aviation after earning a Master’s in Military History from Norwich University in 2011. Since 2012, she has volunteered with vintage aviation groups, excelling as a social media content creator and coordinator. Angela has coordinated aviation and WWII events, appeared as Rosie the Riveter, and is restoring a Stearman aircraft. She is the Operations Logistics Coordinator at CAF Airbase Georgia and an accountant with a degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. Her son, Caden, shares her love for aviation and history and is studying Digital Media Arts.

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