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Are there any references for Polish airborne troops, who landed...
September 17 2011 at 1:46 PM
(Login DaveOHara) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 188.8.131.52
near Arnhem, in Sep. '44, north of the river? These were troops of a glider unit, I believe and fought with distinction, during the battles to keep the DZs and LZs open. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Dave
What are you looking for exactly? 1 st Polish Para Brigade landed near Driel, S of the river Rijn; their gliders w/ a/t guns & Jeeps landed N of the river on Tuesday Sept 19th, but they got caught between British troops (10 & 156 Bn who were retreating, 7th Bn KOSB defending this LZ) and advancing Germans, causing the loss of most of their heavy equipment.
They fought gallantly for the remainder of the battle though.
I'm not aware of any English books entirely devoted to their actions, there's at least one good book in Dutch?
(Login DaveOHara) Missing-Lynx members 184.108.40.206
Erik, I had read a brief description of...
September 19 2011, 9:59 AM
...a Polish glider unit landing at an LZ, north of the river, among the British troops and was wondering about their unit identification, equipment, mission, etc. Osprey's "The Paras, British Airborne Forces, 1940-1984" was the book which mentioned this. The author doesn't mention the identity of the unit, only that they landed near Wolfheze on LZ "L". Have you heard of this action? I think they were part of the original planned Polish airborne operation; but the parachute troops had been grounded, due to fog in England. Thanks for your reply. Best regards, Dave
P.S. I just reread your posting and this sounds like the unit. Is there any more information?
This message has been edited by DaveOHara from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Sep 19, 2011 10:01 AM