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










Victor Lee Mackool

 Born:                             08 December 1924                 

Enlistment date:            17 April 1943              Camp Blanding, FL

Deployments:                Europe -

Units:                             501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, D Company, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

Rank:                            Private

Specialisations:             Paratrooper, Pathfinder.

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, EMEA Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal.

Discharge Date:            1945

 Other Information:      Victor served in the European Theater of operations with the 101st Airborne Division from 1943 to 1945 where he received five Presidential Unit Citations. His participation with the 101st included all of their major campaigns including the Normandy Invasion, The Netherlands Market Garden Campaigns as well as Bastogne and he finally went all the way to Berchtesgaden and Hitlerís Eagleís Nest.  Originally from Florida, Victor now resides in Texas.