Fall Jump School a huge success


By Kathleen Guill - kathleen@press-leader.com



Steven Butler boards the Airborne Demonstration Team’s C-47 for a late morning jump.


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Airborne Demonstration Team members and Jump School students gather at the Drop Zone.


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Jump School students board Boogie Baby for a late morning jump to earn their wings.


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Miss Frederick 2017 Logan Coleman was able to ride in a World War II aircraft at Open Hangar Day while troopers jumped on Oct. 28.


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Lee Newins travelled from England to attend Fall Jump School 2017, earning wings after completing several successful jumps.


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Norwood Thomas and Dan McBride met for the first time at Jump School even though they were both aboard the same ship heading to England in 1943.


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Jump School students jump from a C-47 World War II aircraft during Fall Jump School 2017.


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World War II veterans pin wings on jump school graduates at a ceremony held at Open Hangar Day Oct. 28.


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Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader Paratroopers land safely in the drop zone after successful jumps Oct. 28.


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Norwood Thomas and Liberty Phillips dance to the 40s music playing in the Airborne Team’s hangar during Open Hangar Day held Oct. 28.


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The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team’s Fall Jump School 2017 culminated in Open Hangar Day Oct. 28. Military displays and memorabilia were displayed by various vendors and historians. Members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team were dressed in WWII uniforms and attire. Even some visitors got into the spirit of World War II and
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