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Klondike - Headquarters 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division

The former house of Doctor Kersemakers was used as a headquarters during operation Market Garden in September 1944 by the 501ste Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. The commander of the 501st, colonel Howard Johnson, who pointed his order from this house.

The inscription on the gate reads:
'KLONDIKE 1944. "[/ i]

The name Klondike was the codename for the 501ste Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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  • Text: Ewoud van Eig
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1), Marcel Jans (2), Tessa de Jong (3)

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