82nd Airborne Division commemorate Operation Market Garden

82nd Airborne Division commemorate Operation Market Garden

Postby Joan le Poole on Wed 17 Sep 2014, 6:13 pm

Good evening all,

Today the US Army 82nd Airborne Division demonstrated an assault at the John S. Thompson bridge in Grave, the Netherlands. This was part of the commemoration of Operation Market Garden, which took place 70 years ago. This bridge was taken over from the German at 17 September 1944 as Lieutenant Thompson led the 82nd Airborne Division.

Today the 82nd used 5 UH-60A Blackhawk helicopters to drop off the troops. When the demo was over, 2 C-47 Dakotas dropped around 30 paras in a nearby field.

Lest we forget!

One image for now. More will follow.

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Thanks for watching,

Joan

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Joan le Poole


Re: 82nd Airborne Division commemorate Operation Market Gard

Postby Joan le Poole on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 7:01 pm

As promised some shots more. This series will be continued with some shots of the para drops by 2 C-47 Dakotas.

Enjoy!

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We were allowed to get very close to the action: 18 mm shot
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