Landing sites – then fields and orchards

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Vogelenzangsestraat 9
Driel
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On September 21st 1944, this area formed ‘Dropzone K’ (DZ K). The surroundings of Driel at that time mainly consisted out of fields and orchards. At 17:15, around 1000 paratroopers of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade jumped out of the 73 Dakota-transport planes of the American air force and landed on these fields.  

Historical and recent images combined: Polish paratroopers near Overasselt in September 1944 along with a present-day photo of Driel

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