Dropzones of 504th PIR Operation Market Garden | WW2 Traveling #2
82nd Airborne – The Waal Crossings at Nijmegen 1944
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 […]
Joe E. Mann 101st Airborne Market Garden | Medal of Honor Monday
On my trip to Nijmegen I visited the center of the city which got bombed on February 22nd by American planes by mistake. Right now that part of the city is called Plein 1944 or Square 1944. They believe that around 800 people were killed during the bombings. Then I went on and stood at the […]
Victoria Cross Operation Market Garden | Medal of Honor Monday
Hey guys, Joedemadio here with a new Medal of Honor Monday Story. This will be the final story for the Operation Market Garden Anniversary. That means, next week we’ll continue with different campaigns and battles. Today we’re taking a look at a paratrooper of the 101st Airborne. Joe Eugene Mann was born on July 8th 1922 […]
Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary?
Hey guys Joedemadio here with Medal of Honor Monday. So the anniversary for Operation Market Garden is coming up amd I thought it would be interesting to tell a medal of honor story that took place during the operation. Also, instead of the Medal of Honor I’d like to cover the British highest military decoration, […]
“My Great Uncle Was In The Airborne!’
After the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Operation Dragoon and Operation Market Garden, I’m happy to announce that I will be at the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge! I recently received Ian Gardner’s new book: No Victory in Valhalla. Ian delivers outstanding research to the 3rd Bn. of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne […]
Market Garden 70th Anniversary!
I recently got contacted by a man saying his great uncle fought during Operation Market Garden. The man was going on a business trip to The Netherlands and wanted to visit the place where his great uncle got hit. His uncle was Captain Thomas A. Norwood, an officer in the 326th Engineers Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. After surviving […]
Operation Market Garden & The Crossroads
During the week of September 17th 2014, there were a lot of activities regarding the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden in The Netherlands. Wednesday September 17th was also the I had free from studies. A perfect day to visit the events near the villages that were part of the frontline during the operation. The Groesbeek […]
101st Airborne Tribute Video Just before the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden I made a visit to the Drop Zones of the 101st Airborne Division near Son and Breugel. Imagine these skies were once filled with parachutes. Soldiers heading into battle without knowing what’s going to happen next. After that I visited The […]