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










 Donald E Zahn

 Born:                            15 Oct 1920               

Enlistment date:            18 September 1942     Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             H Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Rank:                            1st Lieutenant


Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge

Decorations:                  Distinguished Service Cross, EAME Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, French Fourragere, Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Discharge Date:            1945

 Other Information:        The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald E. Zahn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Zahn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army..