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










Harry E Coggins

 Born:                             16 February 1924

Enlistment date:            10 December 1942      Camp Croft, South Carolina

Deployments:                Asia Pacific

Units:                             370th Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force

Rank:                            Lieutenant

Specialisations:             B-24 Pilot

Qualifications:              Pilot Wings

Decorations:                  Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asia Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Silver and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Philippines Liberation Medal

Discharge Date:            June 1945

Other Information:        Harry joined the Army Air Corps as an Air Cadet straight from College. His training took him to several bases around the USA, but he eventually graduated and received his pilotís wings at Frederick Army Airfield, Oklahoma and part of the graduating class 44-E in May 1944.

 On receiving his wings, Harry was shipped out to the Pacific where he joined the 370th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) as a pilot flying B-24 aircraft primarily our on the Pacific Island of Morotai in Indonesia. During his service, Harry completed his required 35 combat missions before being able to return to the USA in 1945.


Standing L to R: Anthony Ragni, Bob Cost, Jerry Kirby, Eddie Desmarest, David Goodson, Bill Gillett: Front Row L to R: Harry Coggins, Ben Weeks, Alexander Gabriels, Lyman Matheson.