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










Don W Ginter

 Born:                             26 August 1921                     

Enlistment date:            14 December 1939      Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             HQ Battery, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.

Rank:                            Private

Specialisations:             Artillery, Communications, Parachutist

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Wings


Discharge Date:           

Other Information:      Don originally entered military service at Forts Sill, just outside Lawton, Oklahoma well before World War II and became an artilleryman. He became a paratrooper in 1943 and was part of HQ Battery 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion and arrived in the 101st as a replacement, just before the battle of Bastogne. During that battle, Don manned the Battalion switchboard in a farm building near Savy, Belgium. He went on to follow the 101st into Austria and eventually to Hitlerís Eagles Nest. Don got out of the Army in late 1945, but he rejoined during the Korean War and eventually retired from the Army in the 1960s. He and his family now still live in Lawton, OK.