C-47 "Ride-Along"

WWIIADT

"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


                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 William T. “Bill” Wingett

 Born:                             02 July 1923               

Enlistment date:            19 August 1942          San Francisco, California

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             E Company, HQ Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division.

Rank:                            Private First Class

Specialisations:             Paratrooper, Machine Gunner

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachute Wings

Decorations:                  Silver Star, Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

Discharge Date:            23 November 1945

Other Information:      Although Bill enlisted in the army straight after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his acceptance was delayed because of a car accident, so it was not until August 1942 that he made the journey to Atlanta, Georgia heading for Basic Training at Camp Toccoa. Bill was transferred to HQ Company just a few days before the D-Day jump into Normandy.