C-47 "Ride-Along"


"Airborne Experience"

We are now able to offer a new "ride-along" Airborne experience. Individuals will be allowed to go "Airborne" along with jump team members on a C47 flight.  Hear and feel what it's like to ride in a WWII vintage aircraft and watch the troops dressed in WWII uniforms and equipment "Stand Up & hook Up".

To learn more about this opportunity contact us at: operations_@_wwiiadt.org










Amos J Almeida

 Born:                            1921               

Enlistment date:            27 July 1942    Los Angeles California

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             B Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Rank:                            Private First Class


Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Wings

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, French Legion of Honor

Discharge Date:           

Other Information:      A native of California, Almeida enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was assigned to Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The unit was part of the famed 101st Airborne Division, which fought in the Normandy Invasion, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. On Christmas Day 1944, Almeida and his rocket launcher team were attacked by six German tanks and 75 infantry near the village of Longchamps. When an enemy tank threatened their position, Almeida deliberately exposed himself to attract the attention and fire of the tank, which allowed his platoon to engage and repel the remaining armor and infantry. After successfully avoiding enemy fire, Almeida was able to fire his rocket launcher and destroy the tank. According to an Army citation describing the event, Almeida’s, “heroic act contributed greatly to the successful defeat of the enemy attack.”