On september 17th 1944 this field was in use as a Drop Zone (DZ). On that day 2278 paratroupers of the 1st Parachute Brigade landed here. One day later, it was used as a Landing Zone (LZ) for gliders of a large number of units.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze

15Sep

Photo report Veterans fly in gliders to their former landing zone

On 15 September 2017 three veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment landed with modern gliders on former landing zone X. This landing field was one of the field used in Operation Market Garden. Hundreds of Gliders brought soldiers and equipment to the Arnhem battlefield then.

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