On the second day of the Battle of Arnhem, during the Operation Market Garden, Paras from HQ Troop, 1st Airlanding Brigade Recce Squadron, set up defensive positions near the railway station at Wolfheze, outskirts of Arnhem, Holland. 18 September 1944.

Geschichte Ww2, Militärgeschichte, Operation Market Garden, Kriegsfotografie, Zweiter Weltkrieg, Arnhem, Wwii, Weltkrieg, Krieg

Operation Market Garden 1944. The Allies were unaware of the location near Arnhem of the refitting 9th and 10th SS-Panzer divisions. Although at only 20-25 percent strength(5,500-,6000 men), and very short of equipment, the presence of these experienced soldiers was a nasty surprise for the British 1st Airborne Division and contributed  heavily to their ultimate demise and the failure of the Market Garden Operation.

Operation Market Garden 1944. The Allies were unaware of the location near Arnhem of the refitting 9th and 10th SS-Panzer divisions. Although at only 20-25 percent strength(5,500-,6000 men), and very short of equipment, the presence of these experienced soldiers was a nasty surprise for the British 1st Airborne Division and contributed heavily to their ultimate demise and the failure of the Market Garden Operation.

Men of the 82nd airborne regroup after their jump during operation market garden, 1944

Men of the 82nd airborne regroup after their jump during operation market garden, 1944

Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne at Veghel – Operation Market Garden (Part 1)

Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne at Veghel – Operation Market Garden (Part 1)

With his comrades in Easy Company, Frank Perconte made a harrowing jump into Normandy before U.S. forces landed on the beaches on D-Day ’44 He also saw action in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden and was wounded by a German sniper in the town of Foy during the Battle of the Bulge on January 13 1945. After a few days, he rejoined Easy Company in the town of Haguenau for the occupation of Germany.

With his comrades in Easy Company, Frank Perconte made a harrowing jump into Normandy before U.S. forces landed on the beaches on D-Day ’44 He also saw action in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden and was wounded by a German sniper in the town of Foy during the Battle of the Bulge on January 13 1945. After a few days, he rejoined Easy Company in the town of Haguenau for the occupation of Germany.

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