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











Francis M. Lamoureux

 Born:                            11 March 1920                       

Enlistment date:            03 November 1941     Springfield Massachusetts

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             G Co 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne

Rank:                            Sergeant

Specialisations:             Pathfinder

Qualifications:               Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantry Badge

Decorations:                  Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

Discharge Date:            19 Oct 1945

Other Information:        The only reason that Francis Lamoureux jumped out of planes, faced enemies and witnessed death during World War II, was to, as he said, “defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”  Originally Francis wanted to become a pilot, but his poor eyesight denied him the chance. So, he took to jumping out of them instead. Francis was wounded twice within a week in Holland, on 17th and 23rd September 1944.