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


                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clyde Martin Litton

 Born:                             13 February 1917                   

Enlistment date:            15 July 1941

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             20th Pursuit Group, 337th Fighter Group, 44th Troop Carrier Squadron, 316th Troop Carrier Group

Rank:                            1st Lieutenant

Specialisations:             Glider Pilot

Qualifications:              Expert Rifleman

Decorations:                  Presidential Unit Citation, Air Medal, Europe Africa Middle East Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Netherlands Orange Lanyard

 Discharge Date:            6 February 1946

 Other Information:      Clyde always wanted to be a pilot but washed out of fighter school because he suffered from color blindness. He was however able to bluff his way through the glider pilots training course and was able to attain many hours logged in both C-47 and C-46 aircraft as well as many others including the P-63. Clyde flew as a co-pilot on D-Day June 6th 1944 in Operation Overlord and also flew glider missions to Normandy and The Netherlands as well as Operation Market Garden where his glider was hit, but he was still able to land without too much of a problem.