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In remembrance of Market Garden

Tuesday 24 September - 08:42h  |  News & Press updates


Last weekend several aircraft went up into the Dutch skies coming from the Eindhoven Air Base in order to drop six hundred paratroopers from over the fields of “Ginkelse Heide” near the Dutch town of Arnheim, where most of the famous operation “Market Garden” took place in 1945.
Operation Market Garden (17th – 25th  September 1944) was an Allied military operation to be fought in the Netherlands and Germany. It was the largest airborne operation up to that time.

The remembrance of Market Garden grew up to an annually serial of events in the Netherlands, most taking place in the Northern and Eastern country Brabant.
Several old and new transport aircraft - and on EATC permission and assistance - several Hercules from the Dutch Air Force as well as from Great Britain and the US made it to Eindhoven Air Base in order to join the memorial flights on Saturday and Sunday. Also three Transall from Germany and France made it to Brabant in order to pick up paratroopers from America, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

 

Words: Norbert Thomas

Pictures: Maurice Hendriks

 

 

British HerculesFrench TransallGerman Transall of ATW 62Night at Eindhoven Air BaseAmerican HerculesDakota at nightDakota at nightAmerican Hercules at nightGerman Transall startingAircraft at Eindhoven Air BaseFrench Transall on the taxiwayFrench Transall on the taxiwayDakota startingTransall startingAmerican Hercules about to start

 

 




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