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


                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 John C Malejan

Born:                             21 December 1926

Enlistment date:            06 March 1944            Detroit, Michigan

Deployments:                Asia Pacific Theater

Units:                             B Company, 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division

Rank:                            T-4 Sergeant

Specialisations:             Parachutist

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Wings

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, Asia Pacific Campaign Medal, WII Victory Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Medal, Philippine Independence Medal

Discharge Date:            04 June 1946

Other Information:        John went overseas in August 1944 to join the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment was in strategic reserve in New Guinea where they conducted airborne, jungle and amphibious training in preparation for the campaigns to come. John took part with the regiment in the Leyte campaign, Tagatay Ridge, Los Banos, Manila and Baguio.