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US 101st Airborne Division along Hell’s Highway


At 13:00 on September 17, 1944, the three parachute infantry regiments of US 101st Airborne Divisions landed on Son and Schijndel Heaths and at Heeswijk Castle. The Germans in this area responded quickly and violently, interrupting the road several times. Heavy fighting broke out for possession of this road. The Americans soon called the road ‘Hell’s Highway’. Join us and discover the places heavily fought over to keep Hell’s Highway open in September 1944

: Son, Best, St-Oedenrode, Schijndel, Koevering, Eerde, Heeswijk, Veghel

: ✓ Private guide ✓ Tailored itinerary ✓ Tour booklet


Private tour - full day
  • *Please inform us of any mobility restrictions.


After their baptism of fire in Normandy, the American 101st Airborne Divisions were ordered to secure the bridges between Eindhoven and Veghel in Operation Market. A total of nine bridges over a distance of 22 kilometers as the crow flies. The Americans had to secure these bridges and the road between them so that British XXX Corps could advance to Nijmegen, Arnhem and beyond on this road. In this battlefield tour you will follow the operations of the 101st Airborne Division to keep this road open under heavy German counterattacks, and discover just how crucial and difficult the task of this division was.

Additional information


Operation Market Garden


The Netherlands

Type of tour

Private tour

Manner of transportation

Car or minibus, Coach bus


To be confirmed

Start time

09:00 hours

Location start point

To be confirmed


1 day


Private guide, Tour booklet


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