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
Born: 09 February 1924
Enlistment date: 18 November 1942 Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
Units: 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Specialisations: Parachutist, Medic
Qualifications: Combat Medic Badge, Parachute Wings
Decorations: Silver Star, Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation
Other Information: On June 6th 1944, Robert jumped into Normandy with the 2nd Battalion, 501st PIR and landed close to his designated drop zone. He was immediately ordered to establish an aid station with fellow medic Kenneth Moore, at the church in Angoville au Plain, where he remained tending the wounded for three days. During this time some 80 wounded entered the church, which changed hands at least three times as the front lines continually moved. For his actions at the church, Robert was awarded the Silver Star.