Letter To The Editor

Thanks to Newnan Times-Herald

by Gerald Robinette, Sharpsburg, GA

On behalf of the members and staff of the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, I would like to thank The Newnan Times-Herald for the wonderful coverage leading up to our recent World War II Heritage Days. The event was held at our Historical Air Power Facility located at Atlanta Regional Airport (Falcon Field) in Peachtree City. 

Saturday was a record day for attendance and many folks braved the threatening weather on Sunday to come out and enjoy the festivities. “Spam burgers,” a staple during WWII, were enjoyed by our guests both days. We also were privileged to have the largest number of educational exhibitors since we started the program 10 years ago. We attribute this success in large part to the media, including the Times-Herald, which is so instrumental in making the public aware of events such as ours.

The primary focus of the Dixie Wing is to educate the public, both young and not so young, about the aircraft of WWII and the men and women who flew them. We do this by maintaining and flying several vintage WWII aircraft, from trainers to a very rare dive bomber to the number-one fighter of all time, the P-51 Mustang. And who is not familiar with the Corsair of “Black Sheep” fame? Yep, we have one. Come visit our “flying museum” and learn more about these great aircraft as well as the history of the crews who flew the missions. They truly were an important part of “The Greatest Generation” who made possible the freedoms we enjoy today.


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