C-47 Skytrain aircraft of US 315th Troop Carrier Group dropping 41 sticks of 1st Polish Airborne Brigade into Grave, the Netherlands, 23 Sep 1944; note CG-4A gliders already on the ground. Photo 1 of 2.

Caption   C-47 Skytrain aircraft of US 315th Troop Carrier Group dropping 41 sticks of 1st Polish Airborne Brigade into Grave, the Netherlands, 23 Sep 1944; note CG-4A gliders already on the ground. Photo 1 of 2. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 23 Sep 1944
Photos at Same Place Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 10 Jan 2014

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. R Mueller says:
17 Oct 2020 11:24:22 AM

Your caption appears to be incorrect. There were no gliders delivered to DZ "O" on 17 September. This appears to be the same photo (cropped) that you identify as 315th Troop Carrier Group delivering Polish Airborne to DZ "O" on 23 Sept. The latter caption is confirmed in Margry's Then and Now, Market Garden.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
17 Oct 2020 12:44:31 PM

R Mueller (above):
I think you are right that the two photos were taken at the same time and place, but they are not exactly the same photographs. But since they were taken moments apart, your larger point about the inaccurate caption is also completely correct. I accept Margry’s authority on this so the caption has been corrected and the two photos have been linked. Thank you very much for pointing this out.

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