The Museum is Under Renovation
Airbase Georgia is assessing and redesigning its display of WWII and aviation artifacts, so tours of the museum artifacts are not available. This does not apply to our aircraft, or our larger items, such as the Link Trainer, the B-17 Ball Turret, and several uniform displays.
Planning a Future for our History….
On March 5th, 2022, plans for a new museum annex were unveiled to the general membership. Provided all the conditions can be met, the plans include a large open addition to the hangar for our static items (and hopefully visiting exhibits), and an interactive display section just inside the entrance. Here is how the new addition might look:
Click here for more information about our expansion plans.
Artifacts Available for Viewing
We have a large showcase on the back wall of the hangar that houses items you can see today.
The most notable is a 10-foot model of the “USS Enterprise” (CVA-6), the most decorated US warship of WWII and veteran of all but 2 major battles. It is displayed with scale models of U.S. carrier aircraft of WWII so you can see how these carriers may have looked sailing to the naval theatres of war.
WWII toys are displayed in the showcase near the front office. During the war, little or no metal was available for toys, so manufacturers used wood, cardboard and even Plaster of Paris to make these toys. Airbase Georgia has quite a few of the “punch-out” paper models.
Several aircraft engines are displayed including a Fairchild “Ranger”, an Allison V-12, a Rolls Royce “Merlin” V-12, a rare Guiberson diesel radial engine and the large Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp R-2800 used on the F4U Corsair fighter-bomber.
The museum items supplement the stars of the Airbase Georgia Hangar. These fully operational airplanes include the Douglas SBD-5 “Dauntless” dive bomber, the North American P-51 D “Mustang” fighter, the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair fighter, the North American LT-6D “Mosquito” spotter attack aircraft, a North American LT-6 advanced trainer, a Beechcraft T-34B primary trainer, and a replica Japanese “Kate” torpedo bomber built for the movie “Tora, Tora, Tora!” We also have multiple aircraft under restoration including a N2S Stearman primary trainer, a Fairchild PT-19A primary trainer that trained Tuskegee Airmen, and a P-47N figther.
The Airbase Georgia and the Commemorative Air Force is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The museum is staffed by volunteers and supported mainly by donations.
CAF Airbase Georgia is open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only from 9:00am – 4:00pm