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










 Frank J Perconte

 Born:                             10 March 1917

Enlistment date:            17 August 1942          Chicago, Illinois

Deployments:                Europe

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

Rank:                            Sergeant

Specialisations:             Parachutist

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachute Wings, Marksman Badge

Decorations:                  Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME Campaign Medal with four Bronze Star and one Bronze Arrowhead, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Defence of Americas Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters, French  Croix de Guerre with Bronze Palm, French Liberation Medal

Discharge Date:            1945

 Other Information:        Frank was with E Company 506th from its beginning at Toccoa all the way through to Austria, jumping into Normandy and the Netherlands as well as taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Frank returned to Indiana to work for the US Postal Service. Most will recognize him as one of the key figures of the mini-series Band of Brothers.