T +31 6 25157463 | E edwin@battlefielddiscovery.nl

Market Garden – US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen

//Market Garden – US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen

Market Garden – US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen


Gavin’s 82nd Airborne Division was given a very difficult task to accomplish during Market Garden. Assigned an area that demanded the deployment of two divisions, the 82nd had to secure eleven bridges crossing two rivers and a canal whilst the Groesbeek Heights and an airborne army headquarters that landed with them necessitated troops held back for security. Soon after landing, Gavin’s airborne troops were pushed to their limits to defend the division area against German counterattacks and simultaneously capture the bridges in Nijmegen in one of the most dramatic actions in American military history, in close cooperation with the British ground troops.

: Thompson bridge, Heumen lock bridge, Battle at Mook, Plasmolen outpost, Groesbeek drop zones, Devil’s Hill, Nijmegen street fighting, Waal Crossing and the capture of the Waal bridges

: ✓ Private guide ✓ Tailored itinerary ✓ Tour booklet


Private tour - full day
  • Geef hier je bijzonderheden weer van jouw tourgroep.

  • *Please inform us of any mobility restrictions.

SKU: 1121 Category: Tag:


Africa, Sicily, Salerno, the Italian mountains, Anzio, Normandy; the US 82nd Airborne Division was the most experienced airborne division the Allies fielded by 1944. During operation Market Garden, their task was to conquer the bridges from Grave to Nijmegen and to defend the Groesbeek Heights against German attacks from the Reichswald. Despite all their experiences before and after Market Garden, many 82nd Airborne veterans would later say they experienced many of their toughest fights at Nijmegen.

Additional information


Operation Market Garden


The Netherlands

Type of tour

Private tour

Manner of transportation

Car or minibus, Coach bus


To be confirmed

Location start point

To be confirmed

Start time

09:00 hours


1 day


Private guide, Tour booklet