C-47 "Ride-Along"

WWIIADT

"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


                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bobby G Hunter

 Born:                             02 July 1924                Texas              

Enlistment date:            April 1943

Deployments:                Europe - 30 May 1944

Units:                             Company D, 501th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Rank:                            Private First Class

Specialisations:             SCR 300 Radio Operator, Wireman.

Qualifications:              Expert Rifleman, Combat Infantrymanís Badge.

Decorations:                  World War II Victory Medal, EAME Theater Medal with 4 Bronze Star and 1 Bronze Arrowheads, Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard. German Occupation Medal

Discharge Date:            6 January 1946

 Other Information:        Bobby served with D Company of the 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment when he joined the regiment as a replacement in August 1944, after the 501st PIR had jumped into Normandy. His first combat jump with the 501st was into Holland where he, along with the rest of the 101st Airborne jumped into the area near Eindhoven at the Eerde DZ. After finally being discharged in 1946, Bobby once again entered military service when he reenlisted to fight in Korea, where he had an exemplary career.