All Airborne Tour
October, 2011


Paratroopers – jumping out of a perfectly good airplane…

behind enemy lines… into heavily defended fortresses…flooded pastures…

Tour Highlights featured significant airborne operations, including the 1940 German attack, with just 77 paras, on Belgian Fort Eben-Emael, defended by 3,000 soldiers; The maneuver ranks as one of the greatest special operations raids in history, and opened Western Germany to the advancing Nazis.

Pegasus Bridge – Brecourt Manor – La Fiere – Ste. Mere-Eglise – Market-Garden – John Frost Bridge – John Thompson Bridge – Hartenstein Hotel

One single sculpture honors them in a way words cannot.