Elst Holland October 1944

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Elst Holland October 1944

Postby Baker502 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:58 pm

I know this might not be the right forum or website for the information I am looking for. I am researching a book on Company B /101st Airborne/ 502nd Regiment. On and around October 4-6 1944 the 1st battalion relieved the 129th Brigade in positions at Elst Holland. I am curious to know if there are any type of maps or overlays for this time period. I am trying to zero in on the location that the company took over. I am curious to know if there would be noted in the unit journals the specific companies and regiments. Any help or direction would be splendid.

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Re: Elst Holland October 1944

Postby scully » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:26 pm

Hi Paul,

The official history of the 4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (part of 129th Brigade) shows that after nightfall on the 5th October 1944 the 4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment was relieved by a parachute battalion of the 101st U.S. Airborne Division.They took over at the small town of Opheusden (about 10 miles west of Elst) of about 100 brick buildings.

Hope this helps a little,


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