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



The 505th & 508th Parachute Infantry Regiments



290  PAGES


A Brief Summary of what happened at Groesbeek. Full details are in our Market-Garden Book


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 over the River Maas south- west of Groesbeek was the objective of the 505th and 508th PIR of the American 82nd AB Division. The Commander of the Division, Brigadier-General James Gavin (whom the authors had the privilege of meeting) jumped with his men as he had done before in Sicily, at Salerno and in Normandy.

The drop was entirely successful and one battalion set off for its objective within 20 minutes.

The full story is told in our guide-book.



Above is a very small section of

the large fold-out map that comes wtih the book and gives the fine details of unit movements, current memorials, museums etc as well as the planned route of the Corridor  - AND where the advance was actually made.