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bvdbogaert
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75 Years Market Garden

Post by bvdbogaert » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm

This year commemorated the 75th anniversary of operation Market Garden. Loads of stuff to see and places to visit during the 9 day memorial ´week´. There where mass drops every day of the week on several dropzones, but the pinacle is (as every year) the saturday massdrop on the Ginkel heath near Arnhem.
With an attendance of over a 100 000 people the heath was nearly impossible to reach and I decided to park the car and walk about 3,5km through the woods which took me to the western side of the dropzone, opposite to the official public area. The extra time it took cost me the first drop, but I managed to be in time for the 2nd.

Uncle Able formation approaching the DZ
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 6931500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

After the formation entered the racetrack the droppings started
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 1831500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 3591500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

The US Marine Corps also attended with a KC-130J
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 2181500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

A sky full of parachutes is Always an awesome sight, although the position I was in did not allow me to catch all of them in one picture.
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 7201500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

The RAF cannot be missing this event. 1 Herc present, in '94 with the 50 year commemoration they sent 14.
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 3971500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

Italian KC
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 3431500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

The Germans were unable to jump as the wind was out of limits for the kind of parachutes they us. The jumpmaster had an easy day..
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 3191500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

Formation turning in for another run
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 4581500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 3241500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 5811500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

Offcourse a C-47 is a must on a day like this
ImageMarket Garden 2019 2019-09-21 6601500 by Bart van den Bogaert, on Flickr

Walked back after the 2nd drop, did not wait for the air assault demo and 3rd drop. Maybe next time

Evergreen 44
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Re: 75 Years Market Garden

Post by Evergreen 44 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:31 am

Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.
Great tribute to those involved and the scale of it demonstrates the debt we owe to those brave people all those years ago

Niels Quist
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Re: 75 Years Market Garden

Post by Niels Quist » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:50 am

These pictures were taken at Eindhoven airbase not from the dropzone.

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Image166380/BH-380 KC-130J VMGR-252 - EINDHOVEN by Niels Quist, on Flickr

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Image166380/BH-380 KC-130J VMGR-252 - EINDHOVEN by Niels Quist, on Flickr

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ImageMM62178/46-43 C-130J - EINDHOVEN by Niels Quist, on Flickr

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Son_of_Biggin
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Re: 75 Years Market Garden

Post by Son_of_Biggin » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Great set

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The Phantom
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Re: 75 Years Market Garden

Post by The Phantom » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:22 am

Superb images :thumbs:

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Re: 75 Years Market Garden

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:36 pm

Brilliant set !
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