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PAGE 2 - AIRBORNE DROP INTO HOLLAND IN ADVANCE OF GROUND ASSAULT - OPERATION "MARKET," THE AIRBORNE PHASE OF "OPERATION MARKET GARDEN"

 

 

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"Friendly Eagle" - 101st Airborne Trooper shares his food with Dutch civilians.  

Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

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301st Troop Carrier Squadron - Prior to Holland Invasion.   Does anyone have additional information that might amplify on these pictures?  Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection.  

 

 

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82nd Airborne Division Troopers and Dutch Civilians.  Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

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Allied troops prior to Holland Invasion.  Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

 

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From a visitor to this site:  

"I am very much impressed by your website. And I have a small bit of information that may be of interest to you. On 'Holland Page 2' is a picture 'Armored column in Holland' from the collection of Donald Martin. I can tell you that this picture was taken on 18 or 19 September 1944 in my birth town Eindhoven, that was liberated by the 101st Airborne Division. The street where the column is photographed is the Vestdijk and the characteristic twin towers of 'St Catherine's Church' are visible in the background. If you are interested I have a few pictures that were taken that liberation day by my father, on which these twin towers are also visible. They can also be seen in episode 4 ('Replacements') of the well known tv series 'A Band of Brothers.' " 

 

 

 

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Commonwealth troops and Dutch civilian - Holland.  Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

 

 

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Commonwealth troops and Dutch civilians - Holland.  Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

 

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Dora Verhoeven - St. Odenrode, Holland.  Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

 

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Dutch civilians and Allied armored car. Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection.

 

 

 

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German POWs - Holland or Operation Varsity? - Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection. 

 

 

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St. Oedenrode, Holland - Pick up crew with Dutch civilians. Photo courtesy of Mary Martin and Troy Wynne - From Donald D. Martin's collection.  

 

 


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