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


                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Edwin E. “Doc” Pepping

 Born:                            04 July 1922               

Enlistment date:            01 September 1942

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             E Co, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Rank:                            Private First Class

Specialisations:             Medic

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Medic Badge, Expert Marksman M1 Rifle.

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Legion of Merit MedalFrench Croix de Guerre.

Discharge Date:            January 1946

 Other Information:        In the early days of the invasion of Normandy, Ed “Doc” Pepping was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and courage under fire on June 7th 1944. The military records state “acting without regard for his own life or safety, he attempted to save the life of a battalion commander who had fallen critically wounded on top of the tank commander, not only halting the advance of the six-tank column, but making the whole column potential targets for destruction by the enemy as well.” Doc Pepping leaned down headfirst into the tank turret and with the help of the tank’s crew, he pulled the battalion commander out.