Much has been written about the airborne operation that took place in Holland in September 1944.
At that time the frontline had come to a halt near the Rhine. The supply lines where thin since the Allies weren't able to use any harbours apart from those they had captured in Normandy.
The operation was an attempt to break the front open get over the Rhine, through the Siegfried line into Germany before the Germans where able to get organized.
When the operation succeeded it would mean that the allies could capture the industrial heart of Germany and if all went well end the war in 1944.
On this website we will not try to provide you with an all-inclusive report about the battle that took place. We will try to give you an impression through the recollections of men and women that where involved in this battle.
We will not focus only on the battle.
70th Commemoration of Market garden 1944-2014
You can find the info about the 2014 commemoration here.
800 photos from market garden here in Dutch archives.
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Veterans tell about the landings on September 17
Philip Jacobs | Glider pilot 72nd Troop Carrier Squadron
Phil Garey | 94th Bomb Group
Neville Ashley | 2nd Battalion
Eldon Sellers | 309th Troop Carrier Squadron
Robert M. Murphy | 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Howard Swartz | 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Dick Wolch | 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
1st Lt. Ed Jansen | 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
Jack M. Yerkes | 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
Gerald Paulk | 101st ABN Div. 501st PIR, 2nd Bn Co. D
Don Bolce | Radio operator 85th Troop Carrier Squadron, 437th TCG
Charles E. Skidmore | Glider pilot 91st Troop Carrier Squadron
Veteran stories of the Market Garden battle
Short history of the battle at Arnhem
Dick Wolch | 508th PIR, First contact with the enemy
Howard Swartz | 505th , Glider landing on Klein Amerika
Donald W Cox 61st TCG, 53rd TCS | Gliderlanding on 18th September
Dick Wolch | 508th PIR, Collecting supplies
Rudy Kos 325th GIR | Gliderlanding on 23rd September
Robert Murphy, 505th PIR Landing on the 17th and combat in later days.
Meldon Hurlbert, 307th Engineer Bn, 82nd Airbone Division Crossing the Waal River.
Frank E. Garland, 307th Engineer Bn, 82nd Airbone Division Crossing the Waal River.
Charles Hogan |907th GFA Bn. 101st ABN Div Gliderlanding on 18th September
Bob Salley | 326th Engineer Battalion | 101st Airborne Division Gliderlanding on 18th September
Kees Buijs (dutch citizen) | The liberation of Eindhoven