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
Enlistment date: 29 October 1942 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Deployments: Honolulu, Hawaii
Units: E Company 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Specialisations: Parachutist, Communications
Qualifications: Parachute Wings, Combat Infantryman Badge
Decorations: Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Occupation Medal, French Croix de Guerre, Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard.
Discharge Date: 08 November 1945
Other Information: George jumped into Normandy and Holland and was trucked into the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded. Below is the jump manifest for his Normandy Jump.
1/Lt Hetland, Eugene C