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WWII Operation Market Garden commemorations
 
Latest update: September 2020
 
Participating transport aircraft Market Garden commemoration jumps:
 
Country Aircraft 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Belgium C-130H No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No No
France C-160R No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Germany C-160D No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Italy KC-130J No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Netherlands C-130H, C-130H.30 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
United Kingdom Hercules C.1K No No No No No No No No No No Yes
  Hercules C.4 / C.5 No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
  Dakota C.3 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
United States C-17A No No No No No Yes No No No No No
  C-130H No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No
  C-130J.30 No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  KC-130J No Yes No No No No No No No No No
                         
 
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WWII Operation Market Garden anniversaries:

2020: The annual commemoration including the para jumps were cancelled because of the COVID-19 (corona) pandemic.

2019: 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Pare jumps were made at Groesbeek and Ginkelse heide, see exercise Falcon Leap 2019 for details and photographs.

2014: 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

In the week prior to the commemoration jumps more events were held. The US Army send UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters who together with soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division gave a demonstration of an assault on the Bridge at Grave.
2020: The WWII Operation Market Garden commemoration para jumps will take place on Saturday September 19.

Air Bases:

Deelen: until its closure as an active air base in 1995 the base housed the participating transport aircraft. These moved to Soesterberg air base.

Eindhoven Air Base: accomodates the transport aircraft and its crews since 2009.

Soesterberg Air Base: until its closure late 2008 the transport aircraft operated from here.
 
Market Garden 2020 Market Garden 2019 Market Garden 2018
Commemoration jumps cancelled.
     
Market Garden 2017 Market Garden 2016 Market Garden 2015