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
Enlistment date: 09 September 1942 Fort McArthur, California
Units: I Company, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division
Rank: Private First Class
Specialisations: Light Machine Gunner,
Qualifications: Parachutist Wings, Combat Infantryman Badge
Decorations: EMEA Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and Bronze Arrowhead, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, French Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard
Discharge Date: 18 June 1947
On September 17th 1944 Bill once again made a combat jump into The Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden. Bill was wounded near Eindhoven when shrapnel from a German 88mm hit him and he was evacuated from the area before being hospitalized in England. He was later transferred back to the USA for a further two years of treatment and rehabilitation.