With germany being pushed back across europe the allied forces looked to press their advantage with operation market garden a massive airborne assault that if successful could have shortened the war in the west considerably the ground advance consi. Operation market garden 1944 2 the british airborne missions n aldburgh ipswich 11 canterbury calais aachen english channel af 61st troop carrier group c 47s troop carrier group c 47s th troop carrier group c 47s p raf dakotas mk iii horsas group raf dakotas mk iii horsas group raf dakotas mk iii horsas raf stirlings horsas raf stirlings horsas f stirlings horsas group raf . Operation market garden 1944 2 the british airborne missions campaigns n 301 autore ken ford codice 228lg015301. Operation market garden was a failed world war ii military operation fought in the netherlands from 17 to 25 september 1944 planned primarily by generals brereton and williams of the usaaf the airborne part of the operation was undertaken by the first allied airborne army with the land operation by xxx corps of the british second army the objective was to create a 64 mi 103 km salient . In the summer of 1944 plans began for a complex operation to seize a rhine river bridge at arnhem in the netherlands the american portion of the airborne mission was to employ two divisions of the us xviii airborne corps to seize key terrain features that otherwise might delay the advance of british tanks towards the bridge
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