Dropzones of 504th PIR Operation Market Garden | WW2 Traveling #2
April 1, 2017 joedemadio 2 Comments
So on March 30th I travelled to the dropzones of the 504th PIR that was used on September 17th during operation Market Garden. The regiment had two dropzones: one for the main body of the regiment at Overasselt and one for E Company at Grave. In this video we visit the dropzone at Overasselt and then travel on to the Grave bridge that had to be captured by E Company. Lieutenant John S. Thompson of E Company landed closest to the bridge and captured the south side while waiting for the rest of the 2nd Bn to arrive. The other troops of E Company had set up a roadblock south of Grave to prevent German troops to recapture this vital bridgehead.