82nd Airborne Division. ’’All American’’ by Mike Verier

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Based on drawings in the USAAF's Secret report on Operation Market Garden) Below right: The landings-this map shows the drop zones used on 17 September. 505th PIR dropped on DZ '0' near Grave. Grave bridge over the Maas was taken swiftly. 505th and 508th PIRs were dropped or landed at 12 'N' and 'T' respectively, 456th Parachute FA Battalion landing on LZ 'N'. The artillery-75mm pack howitzers-was decisive in the early part of the battle, the only support for the infantry until Allied armour closed on the 19th.

They were captured on D-Day but liberated a few days later. In the process the pair have acquired a number of souvenirs (the French Wine was also liberated from the Germans). Boaudin, a medical officer, holds the German medical valise, with its distinctive cowhide cover, now in the Divisional Museum. (US Army) SPEARHEAD: 82ND AIRBORNE Above: Paratroopers move cautiously through a French village in Normandy in June 1944. (US Army via Chris Ellis) Left: Unidentified Paratroopers move through Carentan in the Cherbourg peninsula.

505th PIR dropped on DZ '0' near Grave. Grave bridge over the Maas was taken swiftly. 505th and 508th PIRs were dropped or landed at 12 'N' and 'T' respectively, 456th Parachute FA Battalion landing on LZ 'N'. The artillery-75mm pack howitzers-was decisive in the early part of the battle, the only support for the infantry until Allied armour closed on the 19th. (Based on drawings in the USAAF's Secret report on Operation Market Garden) leaving little time for fine detail in the planning or the collection of up-to-date intelligence regarding German dispositions (and what intelligence there was, it transpired, was woefully inaccurate).

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