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#26 Missing soldiers

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:08 AM

Part of The Polish Landing Zone between Wolfheze and oosterbeek

 

Blue= Flak positions puy in after the Battle.

Orange= burned remains of the gliders.

Yellow+ have not marked them all but they are supply parachutes from British supplies from 18-20 September

Red= only 3 left, but they are flight and wind direction panels laid down by 21st Indepent Parachute Company, to mark the Landingzone on 17/18th.

 

 

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:50 AM

Just like to add this information to this post.

 

It's highly possible that Tice was a Jump Instructor at the Polish Parachute Brigade HQ & Training Centre @ Largo House in Fife.

 

Richard K. Tice could not be a parachute instructor because Poland had much greater experience in parachuting than the USA and UK. In interwar period Poland had much more parachute jump towers than the USA and UK together. All of them served in paramilitary programs. They were built by Liga Obrony Powietrznej i Przeciwgazowej (The Air Defence and Anti-Gas League) paramilitary organization. You can see the thread about it on the Polish historic forum here https://forum.odkryw...-międzywojnia/

 

It was paramilitary program the same as the Polish pre-WWII training program for glider pilots. The Polish GPs were not trained in the USA, but the US GPs were trained in Poland before WWII.

 

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 03:46 AM

Private James BURNHAM (the newspaper article gives his name as 'Burnside') of I.Korpus (1st Corps) was awarded Polish Parachute Badge no. 1670. No Combat Wreath number is shown.

 

Self-injured just before take-off to Market Garden.




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