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
Walter E. Hughes
Born: 29 October 1925 Brooklyn, New York
Enlistment date: December 1943 New York, New York
Units: 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Specialisations: SCR 300 Radio Operator, Wireman.
Qualifications: Sharpshooter M1, Carbine. Marksman 45 Pistol. Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Airborne Jump Wings with 1 Bronze Star.
Decorations: World War II Victory Medal, EAME Theater Medal with 3 Bronze Star and 1 Bronze Arrowheads, Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster, Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard. German Occupation Medal
Discharge Date: January 1946
Walter served with I Company of the 3rd Battalion 504th
Parachute Infantry Regiment after joining the regiment as a replacement
in August 1944, after the 504th PIR had jumped into
Later, as fate would have it,
Walter found himself in an unusual position for airborne troops, when he
joined the rest of the 504th PIR led by Julian Cook in rowing
Airborne parade through