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










Valentino Colussi

 Born:                             24 May 1925              

Enlistment date:            July 1943

Deployments:                Europe

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

Rank:                            Private First Class              

Specialisations:             Parachutist

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachute Wings

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Belgian Fourrager, Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Discharge Date:            December 1945

Other Information:      Valentino joined the 502nd Parachute Infantry regiment as a replacement before the jump into The Netherlands. He was taken by truck to Bastogne where he was wounded before returning to his unit in the Alsace campaign.