"Operation Market Garden Monument" Overasselt Things to Do Tip by vichatherly

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  Parachute Memorial
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  • Parachute Memorial - Overasselt
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  • Parachute Memorial - Overasselt
      Parachute Memorial
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  • Parachute Memorial - Overasselt
      Parachute Memorial
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  • Parachute Memorial - Overasselt
      Parachute Memorial
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This is a stunning monument and is well worth visit. Its a monument to US 325th Glider, 504th PIR and Polish Battalion DZ/LZ.

Designed by Leo Gerritsen and Henk van Hout and erected on 17th September 1985.

The rusting parachutes commemorate the fact tht the fields that they stand in were used as the drop zones and landing zones of the 504th PIR on 17th September 1944, who went on to capture the bridge at Grave, and later by one battalion of the 1st Polish Independent Para Brigade and the US 325th Glider Infantry on 23rd September.

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  • Written Oct 5, 2009
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