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Captain W Derwood Cann Jr Prime Minister Churchill President Roosevelt and Premier Stalin Combined Chiefs of Staff CCS American Chief-of-Staff General Marshall and British Chief-of-the-General-Staff General Alan Brooke American Admiral King and British Admiral Cunningham American General Arnold and British Air-Chief Marshal Portal soft underbelly of Europe Operation TORCH Casablanca conference in January 1943 Lieutenant-General Morgan Chief-of-Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander or COSSAC OUTLINE OVERLORD Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force or SCAEF operation OVERLORD British Air-Chief-Marshal Tedder SHAEF Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant-General Bedell Smith Major-General Strong Major-General Bull Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Naval Expeditionary Force ANXF British Admiral Ramsay Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Air Forces AEAF British Air-Chief-Marshal Leigh-Mallory Air-Marshal Coningham 83 GROUP Air-Vice-Marshal Broadhurst 84 GROUP Air-Vice-Marshal Brown 2 GROUP Air-Vice-Marshal Hill 34 WING Group-Captain Lousada American 9 AIR FORCE Lieutenant-General Brereton 9 TACTICAL AIR COMMAND Major-General Quesada 19 TACTICAL AIR COMMAND Brigadier-General Weyland 9 TROOP CARRIER COMMAND Brigadier-General Williams Commander-in-Chief of the ground forces British General Montgomery American 1 ARMY Lieutenant-General Bradley British 2 ARMY Lieutenant-General Dempsey Canadian 1 ARMY Lieutenant-General Crerar pre-arranged air support impromptu air support or CAB RANK armed reconnaissance Falaise Gap Caen-Bayeux NEPTUNE INITIAL JOINT PLAN war game called THUNDERCLAP 6 June 1944 Mulberry Gooseberry Chief-of-the-General-Staff Alan Brooke directive M 505 Caumont Vire-Mortain-Fougères American 8 CORPS Saint Malo Rennes Laval-Le Mans Mayenne- Alençon Cherbourg La Haye-du-Puits and Coutances Lessay Carentan-Périers road 19 CORPS Carentan-Saint-Lô road Caumont salient three-corps attack operation EPSOM 10 SS PANZER DIVISION operation CHARNWOOD operation COBRA Périers-Saint-Lô road M 510 Vire-Mortain-Fougères operation GOODWOOD Lieutenant-General McNair PANZER LEHR DIVISION Operation COBRA operation BLUECOAT LUCKY STRIKE Variant B of LUCKY STRIKE directive M 516 the Paris-Orleans gap Patton's Radio Security Service General Post Office and the so-called Y-Service of the British armed forces Enigma Purple and Tunny Bletchley Park ULTRA message British TypeX encryption Special Liaison Units SLU's Ranes-Sées Argentan Mantes-Gassicourt on the Seine River wide hook encirclement French 2 ARMOURED DIVISION 9 PANZER DIVISION Mortrée 15 CORPS Falaise Écouché Haislip's 15 CORPS Carrouches Francheville A SOLDIER'S STORY 1951 by Bradley DEMPSEY DIARY Domfront PANZER GROUP EBERBACH Barenton-Domfront Mayenne Mortain-Domfront-Carrouges-Sées 79 INFANTRY DIVISION 5 ARMOURED DIVISION operation TRACTABLE operation TOTALIZE Chambois Trun Captain Laughlin E Waters G Company 90 INFANTRY DIVISION79 DIVISION5 ARMOURED DIVISION Mantes-Gassicourt Elbeuf Seine River POST-NEPTUNE COURSES OF ACTION AFTER CAPTURE OF LODGEMENT AREA SECTION I MAIN OBJECTIVE AND AXIS OF ADVANCE POST-NEPTUNE COURSES OF ACTION AFTER CAPTURE OF LODGEMENT AREA SECTION II METHOD OF CONDUCTING THE CAMPAIGN directive M 519 SINGLE THRUST plan Orleans-Troyes-Reims-Amiens Brussels or Aachen Saar region Montgomery's Chief-of-Staff De Guingand ports in Brittany directive M 523 Arnhem-Wesel Siegfried Line Aachen Gap pincer movement Ruhr Area BROAD FRONT plan 5 2 priority Metz and Nancy Luxembourg City Sauer River Koblenz Maastricht directive M 520 Canadian 1 ARMY Vernon Somme River Amiens operation SUPERCHARGE II 11 ARMOURED DIVISION GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION 43 INFANTRY DIVISION Douai and Lens Arras-Saint Pol Tournai Lille Asse Antwerp Pas de Calais Le Havre HEERESGRUPPE Army Group NORD HEERESGRUPPE MITTE HEERESGRUPPE SÜD Weichel River Ploësti American 6 ARMY GROUP German HEERESGRUPPE G Pegasus Bridge over the Orne River COMBINED AIRBORNE FORCES' HEADQUARTERS 1 ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY Lieutenant-General Browning All American All British Operation COMET outline plan Nijmegen and Arnhem daylight or night assaults British 1 AIRBORNE DIVISION Breda-Tilburg-Eindhoven Horsa gliders Polish 1 INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE BRIGADE 52 DIVISION 30 CORPS8 AIR FORCE AIR DEFENCE OF GREAT BRITAIN German 88 ARMEE KORPS North Sea coast 347 INFANTERIE DIVISION 719 INFANTERIE DIVISION ULTRA message XL 9219 ULTRA message XL 9248 ULTRA message XL 9409 Generalleutnant Von Tettau Waal River Position 88 ARMEE KORPS 85 INFANTERIE DIVISION Reinhard Generalleutnant Chill Student General-der-Flieger Christiansen Albert Canal Position Generalmajor Exss Kampfkommandant z b V for special purposes Nijmegen and Maastricht Oberst Pausinger Fallschirmjäger FALLSCHIRM PANZER ERSATZ UND AUSBILDUNGS REGIMENT HERMANN GÖRING SCHWERE PANZERJÄGER ABTEILUNG 559 18 FLAK BRIGADE Erdmann Chief-of-Staff of 1 FALLSCHIRM ARMEE Generalleutnant Wolfgang Erdmann 176 ERSATZ UND AUSBILDUNGS DIVISION six battalions Oberst Hellmut Von Hoffmann was made General z b V Wilhelmina Canal Merksem German 15 ARMEE Fortress Walcheren Scheldt estuary WELSH GUARDS GROUP Beringen Hechtel-Helchteren 7 GREEN HOWARDS Geel 8 DURHAM LI Stelen 50 DIVISION KAMPFGRUPPE Chill Meuse-Escaut Canal Neerpelt IRISH GUARDS GROUP Valkenswaard Dempsey campaign plan Nunspeet Dutch Ijsselmeer Berlin Major-General Graham Brereton Williams Air Vice Marshall Hollinghurst Parks Stearley Cutler Gavin MacAuliffe Coup-de-main 12 CORPS 8 CORPS German 106 PANZER BRIGADE Patton's 90 INFANTRY DIVISION near Mairy direction Arnhem-Wesel ULTRA message HP 242 the Germans had intercepted Allied intelligence OPERATION INSTRUCTION NO 1 SHAEF's weekly INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY NO 26 Flak positions Hollinghurst Horsa Hamilcar 2 SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE 1 AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON Gough Lathbury Urquhart Heelsum Protestant Church of Oosterbeek 9 FIELD COMPANY RE Lieutenant Eric O'Callaghan Frost Oosterbeek Laag railway station Lieutenant Peter Barry Arnhem Train Station Sint Elisabeth Hospital junction Onderlangs Road Bovenover Road KAMPFGRUPPE Möller PIAT Municipal Museum Sicherheitsdienst headquarters Crawley Lieutenant Cane KAMPFGRUPPE Harder Krafft Major Lewis MRS CLOUS-VEEN DIARY gliderborne devils in baggy pants Bridge 8 Heumen Bridge Captain Thomas C Helgeson Private Harris V Duke and Private Herman C Wagner Lieutenant William A Meerman Lieutenant Maurice Marcus and Lieutenant James N Cummings Private Robert R Jetton Corporal Charles E Nau Tech 4 Onie A Burnett Lieutenant Richard A Smith Captain Helgeson Major Harrison Sergeant Shelton W Dustin Maas Bridge at Grave Lieutenant John Jocko S Thompson Captain Walter S Van Poyck Corporal Hugh H Perry Sergeant Roy E Tidd Private Robert McGraw Robert A Lynn Charles A Collum Robert McGraw and Jess H Davis Lieutenant-Colonel Wellems Lieutenant William L Watson Regimental S-2 Officer Captain Fordyce Gorham and Privates Joe Dempsey and Paul D Vukmanic Sergeant Douglas C Shuit Privates Willard G Tess and William L Sandoval Lieutenant Robert V Heneisen Corporal Joseph F Tague Lieutenant McCash Kiekberg Reichswald Maas-Waal Canal Lieutenant Robert J Weaver's Private Joseph E Atkins Geert Van Hees Lieutenant-Colonel Warren KAMPFGRUPPE Henke Hauptsturmführer Viktor-Eberhard Gräbner SS Panzer Aufklärungs Abteilung 9 Colonel John Frost Krayenhoff Barracks Colonel Lindquist Groesbeekseweg Private Walter Dikoon Captain Adams Nijmegen Underground Bonte Os Hotel Groesbeekseweg-Fransestraat Lieutenant Fred H Layman Lieutenant Boyd A Alexander De Hut Berg-en-Dal 326 AIRBORNE ENGINEER BATTALION Zuid-Willemsvaart Canal Veghel Kasteel Aa River Sint-Oedenrode Wolfswinkel Zonsche Forest Son Bridge Bokt CAB RANK Heuvel De Brouwer farm 2 DEVONSHIRE 15 19 ROYAL HUSSARS 4 PEN RECORDER Stenen Brug Valkenswaard 2 HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT I SS PANZER ARTILLERIE REGIMENT 9 SS-Obersturmbannführer Spindler Amsterdamseweg 9 SS PANZER DIVISION KAMPFGRUPPE Hauptmann Hans Bruhn PANZER GRENADIER AUSBILDUNGS UND ERSATZ BATAILLON 361 around Amsterdamseweg Dreijenseweg KAMPFGRUPPE SS Hauptsturmführer Klaus von Allwörden SS PANZER JÄGER ABTEILUNG 9 around Dreijenseweg Mariendaal Estate KAMPFGRUPPE SS Hauptsturmführer Hans Möller SS PANZER PIONEER BATAILLON 9 around the Den Brink Heights Sint Elisabeth Hospital KAMPFGRUPPE SS Obersturmführer Harder 7 SS PANZER REGIMENT 9 between Arnhem railway station and Boterdijk the small harbour of Arnhem Brigadier Hicks KAMPFGRUPPE von Allwörden Hartenstein Hotel Utrechtseweg Oranjestraat junction KAMPFGRUPPE Möller Van Ewijkweg Schelmseweg junction Mariendaal Estate Jan van Embdenweg KAMPFGRUPPE Möller Klingelbeekseweg 1 BORDER 7 KOSB 376 PARACHUTE FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION Lieutenant-Colonel Mendez Lieutenant George D Lamm Private William E Hanft Staff Sergeant Alvin H Henderson and Sergeant Charles A Gushue Staff Sergeant George W Clement III Captain Woodrow W Millsaps Villa Marienboom Maria Plein Mr Franckenstraat Museum Kamstraat Barbarossastraat junction Joseph M Kissane of G Company Berg-en-Dalseweg Huygensweg Captain Wilde Lieutenant Howard A Greenawalt Staff Sergeant Stanley E Stevens Agardus Leegsma Barbarossastraat Sterreschansweg Graadt Van Roggenstraat Dr Claes Noorduynstraat Barbarossastraat KAMPFGRUPPE Henke SS Sturmbannführer Reinhold KAMPFGRUPPE Euling SS Brigadeführer Harmel SS PIONEER-ABTEILUNG 10 Herwarden Estate KAMPFGRUPPE Rink Woensel Aalst Lieutenant Palmer's 5 Troop Waalre Meerveldhoven Zeelst Captain Balding 14 FIELD SQUADRON KAMPFGRUPPE Harder MacCardie Dobie Major J Timothy STURMGESCHÜTZ BRIGADE 280 Diependaal-Heijenoord Heights Benedendorpseweg Acacialaan junction Dreijenseweg Koude Herberg junction Honinghutje Corporal William Chennell Major Stanley 1 GRENADIER GUARDS Lieutenant-Colonel Goulburn King's Company Captain Gibbs 2 Company Captain Rutland 3 Company Major and 4 Company Major Stanley 2 GRENADIER GUARDS Lieutenant-Colonel Moore 1 Squadron Major Trotter 2 Squadron Major Bowes-Lyon and 3 Squadron Major Hood Second Battalion 505 PIR Lieutenant-Colonel Vandervoort D Company Captain Taylor G Smith E Company Captain James J Smith and F Company Captain Robert H Rosen Staff Sergeant Paul D Nunan Lieutenant John D Phillips Lieutenant Nicholas G Psaki Hunner Park Lieutenant-Colonel Vandervoort SHERWOOD RANGERS YEOMANRY 1 ROYAL DRAGOONS 86 FIELD REGIMENT 44 ROYAL TANK REGIMENT Lieutenant J H Grayburn Breedelaan Westerbouwing Heights 21 INDEPENDENT COMPANY 4 PARACHUTE SQUADRON RE Lonsdale Graadt van Roggenstraat Sint Jorisstraat King's Company's Valkhof Sergeant Wurst F Company 505 PIR Captain James J Smith Lieutenant James J Coyle 307 AIRBORNE ENGINEER BATTALION Private First Class Rigapoulas Staff Sergeant Allen and Sergeant Finkbeiner Lieutenant Preston and Sergeant Gonzales Zaligestraat Molenpad Tunnel Lieutenant LaRiviere Hof van Holland fortress Groote Wiel Lake Lieutenant Robert C Blankenship Private First Class Leo P Muri Sergeant Martin C Porter Lieutenant Calvin R Campbell Captain Burris War correspondent McQuaid Sergeant Pacey Private Gerald E Melton Lieutenant Rogers Lieutenant Blankenship Sergeant Pacey Sergeant Robinson Lieutenant Jones of 14 FIELD SQUADRON RE Horst Heikant COLDSTREAM GUARDS GROUP 107 PANZER BRIGADE 81 ANTI-TANK BATTALION Private First Class Ernest J Miller Captain Weatherby Nederwetten Lieutenant C C Egerton Tongelre Heeswijk 321 GLIDER FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION Major Hans-Peter Knaust PANZER GRENADIER AUSBILDUNGS UND ERSATZ BATAILLON 64 PANZER KOMPANIE Mielke Oosterhout-Ressen area 64 MEDIUM REGIMENT Lance-Sergeant Lake Captain Zwolanski De Nevel farm Captain Green RE Driel Ferry Griftdijk Groenestraat junction Thomas 7 SOMERSET LI 5 DORSETSHIRE 23 ROYAL HUSSARS and 8 RIFLE BRIGADE Schijndel MDS-crossing 204 FIELD COMPANY RE 260 FIELD COMPANY RE and 553 FIELD COMPANY RE - equipped with collapsible canvas wooden assault boats - and Canadian 20 FIELD COMPANY RCE and 23 FIELD COMPANY RCE Dorpstraat Honingveldsestraat junction Valburg SS PANZER AUFKLÄRUNGS ABTEILUNG 10 under command of SS Sturmbannführer Heinz Brinkmann Baarskamp farm Sosabowski MacKenzie Trooper Reginald Holmes Daimler Dingo scout car DUWK's Horrocks General Thomas4 WILTSHIRE 13 18 ROYAL HUSSARS Captain Wrottesley's 4 7 ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS 5 DCLI Oosterhout Corporal Raybould Major Parker Lieutenant J Olding CSM Philp Lieutenant Hardiman Captain Bedford Sergeant C N Provett Johnson Weibosch Eerde Koevering KAMPFGRUPPE Walther KAMPFGRUPPE Huber 69 INFANTRY BRIGADE Mariaheide 43 RECONNAISSANCE 7 ROYAL HAMPSHIRE1 WORCESTERSHIRE Elst 5 EAST YORKSHIRE 4 DORSETSHIRE Walton Schoonderlogt 8 MIDDLESEX 112 PIONEER COMPANY KAMPFGRUPPE Knaust 12 KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS KAMPFGRUPPE Von der Heydte 1 7 QUEEN’S ROYAL and 5 ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS KAMPFGRUPPE Huber Colonel Sink Lieutenant Herbert K Dutton Wageningen Wageningen-Randwijk ferry 6 GREEN HOWARDS 7 GREEN HOWARDS Linge Canal Triangle Route