Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
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Kranenburg
1944

Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil

Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil

The landing zones for Operation Market Garden were widely spread. Many allied paratroops missed their targets, and found themselves lost in unfamiliar territory. Some even in Germany!

Landing zones
The landing zones of Market Garden were wide spread. Many allied paratroopers missed their target and landed in unknown territory. Most landed inside the Netherlands, but others landed on the ‘wrong’ side of the German border. The parachute landings could not only be seen from the Dutch side of the border the German population were also in a state of alarm. The streets in German Kranenburg were full of people watching the parachutes over Arnhem and Nijmegen. Some of the paratroops who landed in the enemy’s own territory were taken prisoner immediately they landed. Others were not so fortunate.

On German soil
Countless paratroopers landed 17 September 1944 in the surroundings of Groesbeek and Wyler. But, the landing zones were widely spread. Many allied troopers missed their goal and landed in unknown territory. They had to find their way back to their troops, but many of them were captured or even worse!

Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil
Kranenburg – American parachutists land on German soil

Kranenburg

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