Operation Varsity 75th Anniversary

Operation Varsity – also known as The Crossing of The Rhine – took place on the 24th of March 1945. Although the airborne component of Operation Market-Garden involved more troops and drops, Varsity was the largest airborne operation of WWII that took place in one location and on a single day. Like the airborne invasion […]

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On This Day In History: The Los Banos Prison Raid

“Shortly after sunrise on Feb. 23, 1945, elements of the U.S. 11th Airborne Division along with Filipino resistance fighters struck the Japanese prisoner of war camp at Los Baños, Luzon, 40 miles south of Manila and deep in enemy-held territory. It was a daring air, sea and land operation to liberate 2,146 civilian internees — […]

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