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










 George A Shenkle

 Born:                            13 October 1921      

Enlistment date:            29 October 1942     Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Deployments:                Honolulu, Hawaii

Units:                             E Company 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Rank:                            Corporal

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
Pfc Strieter, William L
Pfc Shenkle, George
Pfc Adams, Gerald F
Pvt Boyer, Maurice I
Pvt Gass, Robert J
Pfc Hughes, Howard T
Sgt Cavalluzzo, Roger R
Pvt Crutcher, Douglas R
Pvt Swan, Charles R
Pvt Moore, Harold L
Pvt Todd, Herman O
Pvt Maldonado, Trino F
Pvt Morettini, Joseph (NMI)
Pvt Elbert, Robert L
T/5 Cannon, Odell E
Sgt Ashley, Carlos E
Sgt Belliveau, Theodore J
SSgt Lundquist, Arnold
Pvt Akers, David F
Co E