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      Operation Market Garden, 1944. American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne after landing behind German lines move toward their objective.

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      Market Garden day 11. American paratroopers landed in the rear of the German troops in the Netherlands. In the background is an airdropped Jeep on 17th September 1944

    • Laura Schmidt

      Some 101st paratroopers walking by during Market Garden. If u look closely at the man standing to the right of the paratrooper with the first aid pouch on his helmet he is wearing a rigger pouch

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