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










Bonnie Lee Roberts

 Born:                             19 October 1923         Phoenix City, Alabama

Enlistment date:            12 August 1942          15 August 1942

Deployments:                Europe - 15 May 1943 15 September 1945

Units:                             3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Rank:                            Private First Class

Specialisations:             Communications

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge

Decorations:                  EAME Campaign Medal with 1 Silver Star 1 Bronze Star and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation with Bronze Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Netherlands Orange Lanyard.

Discharge Date:            12 September 1945

 Other Information:      On his return to the USA from active duty in 1945, Bonnie Lee moved from Alabama to Texas where he set his roots and married.  He has been in Texas since then and is an active Life Member of the 82nd Airborne Division and an active Life Member of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, as well as being a life member of the 82nd Airborne Division North Texas Chapter.

  Bonnie Lee has remained in contact with many of his former infantry buddies and returned to Europe for the 60th Anniversary celebrations.