Two events commemorating World War II are planned in Reporter Newspaper communities in May.

Veterans of the “Mighty Eighth” U.S. Air Force plan to gather May 19 at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The event, a fundraiser for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah, is chaired by Hap Chandler of Sandy Springs, who flew 35 missions in B-24 bombers and is a founding member of the museum.

The event, called the “Blue Jeans and Bomber Jacket BBQ,” will be held in the Epps Aviation hangar at PDK. Tickets are $100.

In Sandy Springs, the American Association of Invalids and Veterans of World War II from the former USSR plans to commemorate the Allied victory in World War II with a celebration May 6 that is to include music, arts and crafts for children and displays. The event, at MedSide Health Care, 1120 Hope Road, is open to the public. Admission is free.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.