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


                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Robert E Wright

Born:                             09 February 1924

Enlistment date:            18 November 1942     Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Rank:                            Private

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

Discharge Date:           

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.