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WWII Heritage Days returning to Peachtree City with 1940s dance and vintage Dixie aircraft rides

The two-day event kicks off on April 27 at the Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City.
Credit: John Willhoff
WWII Heritage Days is happening April 27-28 at the Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — This year’s World War II Heritage Days will transform the Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City into a living monument – with historic aircraft, parachute jumping, an Army Band and a rare display of three C-47 transport planes that participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. The weekend event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Europe.

WWII Heritage Days is the largest 1940s-themed event in Georgia. Volunteers will host reenactment battles, 1940s music shows and veteran and historic presentations. WWII veterans will be honored throughout the weekend.

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will host displays dedicated to historic aircraft, antique cars and vintage fashion. Three D-Day veteran C-47 SkyTrain transports will be on display, with rides available to the public. The CAF is the world’s largest flying aircraft military aircraft museum.

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There will also be a 1940s-themed hangar dance on Saturday night, featuring a live 20-piece swing band on Saturday night. The U.S. Army Maneuver Center for Excellence Band from Fort Benning will perform big band music at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Guests will be directed to park at the nearby Eaton Corporation lot on Highway 74, which will provide shuttle buses to the event site at the Dixie Warbird Museum. On-site parking will be available to WWII veterans, with designated areas for handicapped guests. Parking fees are $20 per car and $5 per person for golf carts and motorcycles.

WHAT: WWII Heritage Days 

WHERE: Atlanta Regional Airport, Peachtree City

WHEN: April 27-28, 2019