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










Arno G Whitbread

 Born:                             13 April 1920

Enlistment date:            20 March 1942

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             327 Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Rank:                            Corporal

Specialisations:             Anti-Tank Weapons

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Gliderman Wings

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, Purple Heart, EAME Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge.

Discharge Date:            1945

Other Information:        Arno was among the handful of members of the 327th Glider Regiment who actually came into Normandy via glider, at 2130 hrs, on 6 June, 1944. He was a member of the Anti-Tank Platoon of regimental HQ, equipped with a 37mm cannon.