Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation ever launched in history.
The plan called for the American 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) to land near Eindhoven and secure bridges in Son and Veghel, while keeping the main highway open and secure to allow the British 30 Corps Armor to advance into Holland. The 101st also fought in towns near the main road such as Nuenen in the southeast, and Schijndel in the northwest.
The American 82nd Airborne (All Americans) landed in Groesbeeck and was tasked with taking the main bridge at Nijmegen and securing Grave Bridge to keep the main road open. After 30 Corps linked up with them, the 82nd were supposed to help open the Island Road to the north, and to see 30 Corps on their way to Arnhem.
The British 1st Airborne (Red Devils) were to land in Oosterbeck, then proceed as quickly as possible to secure both sides of the Arnhem Bridge over the Lower Rhine. 30 Corps wwas supposed to link up with the 1st Airborne, cross the Lower Rhine, and make a big right turn into Germany.
The entire operation was supposed to be completed within 48 hours.
The reality however, would prove different...
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