Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Military Snapshots - Gliders in Operation Market Garden

Landing by glider was one of the most dangerous ways for airborne soldiers to get to the battlefield. This glider collided with another in mid-air over the drop zone at Son during Operation Market Garden in World War II. The glider carried a Jeep and three men from the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. Members of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment dug out the survivors from the wreckage. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army, from Hell's Highway: The True Story of the 101st Airborne Division During Operation Market Garden by John Antal.

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