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










 Thomas J Zouzas

 Born:                             19 September 1920     Atchison, Kansas

Enlistment date:            2 November 1942       Manhattan, Kansas

Deployments:                Europe

Units:                             HQ Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Rank:                            Sergeant

Specialisations:             S-2 Intelligence

Qualifications:              Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Wings

Decorations:                  Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and 5 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal

Discharge Date:            May 1945

 Other Information:        Thomas was involved in the campaigns in Italy at Rome-Arno and Naples Foggia as well as in Normandy - France, central Europe and the Rhineland. He was wounded on 22nd September 1944 in Holland. He also played halfback on the 82nd Airborne Football team and was still fit enough to parachute into Normandy once again on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of D-Day in 1994.