Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books & Maps - the Americans at the Grave Bridge, Holland, September 1944



The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment



290  PAGES


A Brief Summary of what happened at the Bridge at Grave


In September 1944 the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions together with the British 1st Airborne Division and the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, were tasked to capture a number of bridges in German occupied Holland.

The bridge at the town of Grave on the River Maas, was taken by the 82nd Airborne, the All American Division, in a swift operation that involved landing troops at both ends of the bridge.

At the southern end of the bridge is a most imaginative memorial to the 504th PIR while on the other side of the river not far away at Overasselt is the memorial to the US 325th Glider Battalion, the Polish Battalion and the 504th PIR, which is the picture of three large metal parachutes shown opposite.



This is a very small section of one of the in-text maps that show overall details of the Operation.

The large fold-out map that comes wtih the book gives the fine details of unit movements.