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Up Holland 2 Holland 3
Note: All images scanned from negatives.
Chalk 66
may have been Hank Lefebvre's aircraft for Market-Garden jump
Unknown SSgt
suited up for the jump
Kraut Roust (D+1)
the Germans reoccupied the DZ while the 508th had been taking the Nijmegen Bridge on Sept 17th (D-Day). The area had to be recovered for glider arrival on D+1. Note dust rising from running men's boots

Clearing the LZ
508th scavenge equipment bundies from what had been their DZ and make it ready as a glider landing zone (LZ)

Smoke Column
may be in area of Wyler, Germany, just yards off the DZ - LZ.  Note bundle chute at lower right.

C-47s Towing Gliders
appear over the trees, one man's face appears at lower right

a 508er watches as the aircraft fly over a farmhouse and trees

Tugs 'n Tows
cropped from previous photo

Gliders Landed
with little problem at the Beek LZ

Engine Nacelle
of left engine was torn off while right engine was seemingly okay other than having bent props

Little Else Remains
Note; the men here and in other photos are presumably from Co A, 508th

Aircraft Identified
as C-47A, Tail Nr 42-101026 had been assigned to the 441st TCG / 301st TCS .
   Piloted by Captain Earl W. Peters, it was was shot down
on 17 September 1944 near Groesbeek, Holland.
   The same aircraft flew on D-Day in Serial #15, Chalk #55 dropping paratroopers from the 501st PIR on DZ "D"
(details courtesy of Patrick Elie)

Nijmegen RR Bridge
Germans tried midget subs, and floating mines to destroy it. Finally frogmen attached explosives and dropped the middle span, (as shown here) on 26 September 1944. Taken while crossing the road bridge (at left) some time thereafter (Details courtesy, Jan Bos, Netherlands)

Nijmegen Road Bridge,
once secured was scene of heavy Allied traffic in pursuit of fleeing German army.

Burned Farmhouse
partially obscured by light flash


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