Open House June 22 Will Commemorate 80th Anniversary of D-Day

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., June 1, 2024 –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, subject to aircraft availability.

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.

A founding partner of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail, the open house is one of several events hosted by the award-winning trail during the month of June.

“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.”