Operation VARSITY

Fiets samen met mij over de ground waar de Amerikaanse 17 Airborne Division en de Britse 6th Airborne Division hun alles beslissende sprong oost van de Rijn hebben gemaakt. Het P-Hour was op 10.00 smorgens, 24 maart 1945. Nog geen 2 maanden voor de uiteindelijke eindoverwinning van de geallieerde

Operation VARSITY

Bike with me over the ground were the ‘thunder from heaven’ 17 Airborne Division and the British 6th Airborne Division made there decisive jump east from the river Rhine. One of the largest airborne operations of the war. P-hour is at 10.00 in the morning on 24 march 1945, 2 months before the end of the 2WW.

14 stances US 17 Airborne Division and British 6th Airborne Division

operation VARSITY

•1: Hamminkeln station and monument 52nd Light Infantery

•2: Bridge over the Issel object X Royal Ulster Rifles

•3: Bridge over the Issel object Oxf and Bucks

•4: town of Hamminkeln HQ 6 Airlanding Brigade

•5: Footsteps of Robert Cappa (missdrop 513 PIR)

•6: Kopenick HQ 6th Airborne Division Maj Gen Eric Bols

•7: Drop Zone A from 3th Parachute Brigade (1st Can Bn)

•8: Diersfordt Castle objective 507 PIR (missdrop 1-507)

•9: German war cemetery at Diersfordt

•10: Drop Zone W 507 PIR

•11: Robert Cappa photo side and Landing Zone N

•12: Landing Zone S 194 GIR

•13: Bridge over Issel objective 194 GIR

•14: Drop Zone X 513 PIR