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











Paul A Wilson

 Born:                             14 December 1925     

Enlistment date:            January 1944

Deployments:                Europe -

Units:                             193rd Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division.

Rank:                            Private First Class


Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge


Discharge Date:           

 Other Information:      Paul was inducted into the US Army in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was sent to Fort Sill for staging before being sent to Fort McClelland, Alabama to Infantry School. He was then sent by Liberty Ship to the UK where he joined the 193rd Glider Infantry Regiment of the 17th Airborne as a replacement. He was trucked into Bastogne area with General Patton’s 3rd Army before joining his unit for the counter-offensive in the Battle of the Bulge. He fought along the ridge line that followed the Bastogne-Marche highway, some 10 miles west of Bastogne where the casualty rate was catastrophic. He was hospitalised on January 6th 1945 and when he recovered, found himself attached to the 82nd Airborne as the 193rd had ceased to exist because of the casualty rate.