The Dropzones

82nd Airborne Division

The 504th was dropped at the bridge near Grave (Zone O), the 505th at Berg-en-Dal (Zone N) and the 508th just north of the 505th (Zone T).
The blue area's indicate the dropzones that where used by the 82nd Airborne division on D-day.

Veterans tell about the landings on September 17

  • Phil Garey | 94th Bomb Group
  • 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



  • The Waal bridge at Nijmegen The Waal bridge at Nijmegen. The primary target for the 82nd Airborne Division.
    The Waal bridge at Nijmegen The Waal bridge at Nijmegen. The primary target for the 82nd Airborne Division.


    Planning on visiting the 82nd Airborne Division battlegrounds?
    Find hotels at Groesbeek, Nijmegen or Grave

    Dropzone "O"

    Dropzone "N"

    Dropzone "T"

    Books about the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII


    Lekker winkelen zonder zorgen - Gratis verzending en retour
    Website concerning the Allied fooddrop missions over Holland in 1945

    Also take a look at my website about the Normandy invasion in 1944