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










 John R Coates

 Born:                             04 January 1925       

Enlistment date:            06 February 1943     Richmond, Virginia

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Rank:                            T-5

Specialisations:             Parachutist, Medic

Qualifications:              Combat Medic Badge, Parachute Wings, Medical Technician

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Occupation Medal, French Croix de Guerre, French Fourragere, Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard.  

Discharge Date:            29 December 1945

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