Exhibition

in 2022 the daughter of General James M. Gavin visited us.

The start of the collection

One of the original founders and initiators of Grateful Generation Tours is Teun van Doorn. Since Teun was 8 years old, he collected items from the Second World War. He now has an unique collection with, among others, a number of identified items. During the Tours of Grateful Generation Tours, information about Operation Market Garden gets told as wel as stories of veterans who participated in this operation. The items are on display in the permanent exhibition of the ‘In memory of Market Garden’ foundation. For more information about the foundation, please take a look at the page ‘Foundation‘.  At the end of the tour there is a visit to the exhibition.

The exhibition can also be visited by appointment. Please contact us by mailing to teun@gratefulgenerationtours.nl, or filling in the contact form.

Exhibition

Exhibition 'In Memory of Market Garden'

Of many veterans, stories get told during the tours of Grateful Generation Tours. In the exhibition ‘In memory of Market Garden‘, are their original items, uniforms and memorabilia on display. During the visit of the exhibition, again the stories of the real heroes are told and they get extra attention, by giving additional information. In the exhibition, their stories get told in the best way we possibly can. For every identified item there is in the exhibition, the most respect and attention in telling their stories is paid. These stories are gathered by among others reports, interviews with veterans, shared stories by relatives and friends of the veterans, books, and a lot of extra research. The purpose of the In memory of Market Garden foundation is keeping the memory alive of Operation Market Garden, with special attention to the veterans. Because of the items in the exhibition, our visitors can experience the history even more in a special way. After a tour with Grateful Generation Tours there is a posibility to visit the exhibition. Although the foundation and Grateful Generation Tours work closely together, they are 2 seperate organizations.

Below, you can see several veterans who’s items are displayed in the exhibition. Everything possible is done, to give everything the place and display it deserves. From all the veterans, there is a lot of detailed information wich gets told in the exhibition itself. If you have any questions about anything or any of the veterans, please feel free to mail us at teun@gratefulgenerationtours.nl or t.v.doorn@hotmail.com (chairman of the In memory of Market Garden foundation).

 

In the exhibition, perfect circumstances to preserve the items as best as possible are arranged. This is done by making sure the temperature and humidity are both set on perfect depot level, for the best preservation. Next to that, everything is highly secured.

From the following veteran’s there are items in the exhibition, in ascending order of surname:

Roy T. Bireley – 82nd Airborne Division, 504th P.I.R., G. Co

Ruben C. Black – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 434th T.C.G., 71st T.C.S.

Vernon L. Blank – 82nd Airborne Division, 319th G.F.A.B., HQ Btry.

James A. Bolton – 82nd Airborne Division, 325th G.I.R., B. Co.

John W. Cadenhead, Jr. – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 441st T.C.G., 100th T.C.S.

Joseph J. Catino – 101st Airborne Division, 506th P.I.R., 3rd Bn. Headquarters

Benjamin F. Chilic – 82nd Airborne Division, 505th P.I.R., G. Co.

Arnold I. Cook – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 316th T.C.G., 44th T.C.S.

Salvatore J. Covais – 82nd Airborne Division, 319th G.F.A.B., A. Btry.

Fred H. Crum – 101st Airborne Division, 502nd P.I.R., G. Co.

Douglas T. Davidson – 101st Airborne Division, 502nd P.I.R., H.Q.

Archibald S. Davis – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 435th T.C.G., 76th T.C.S.

John M. Donalson – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 438th T.C.G., Group Commander

Ralph D. Eames – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 434th T.C.G., 71st T.C.S.

George D. Fairman – 82nd Airborne Division, 508th P.I.R., 2nd Bn. Headquarters

Paul J. Foynes – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 439th T.C.G., 94th T.C.S.

Arlo G. Garver – 82nd Airborne Division, 376th P.F.A.B., D. Btry.

Gerald E. Grau – 82nd Airborne Division, 505th P.I.R., Service Company

Wilbur M. Griffith – 82nd Airborne Division, CO 376th P.F.A.B., / XO Div. Artillery

Anthony J. Guagliardo – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 442nd T.C.G., 305th T.C.S.

Harry G. Gutherless, Jr. – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 439th T.C.G., 92nd T.C.S.

Earl L. Hale – 101st Airborne Division, 506th P.I.R., E. Co.

Clarence J. Hamm – 82nd Airborne Division, 508th P.I.R., HQ & HQ Co.

Harold W. Hannah – 101st Airborne Division, Division Headquarters, G-3

Lynn M. Hazen – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 50th T.C.W.

Harry F. Holloway – 82nd Airborne Division, 325th G.I.R., 2nd Bn. Headquarters

Louis C. Hudson – 82nd Airborne Division, 456th P.F.A.B., HQ Btry.

John J. Iwanicki – 82nd Airborne Division, 456th P.F.A.B., C. Btry.

Wilfred Jaubert – 82nd Airborne Division, 504th P.I.R., D. Co.

Olin H. Jennings – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 442nd T.C.G., 306th T.C.S.

Edwin J. Kozak – 82nd Airborne Division, 504th P.I.R., H.Q., Catholic Chaplain

Walter C. Luce – 82nd Airborne Division, 80th A.A.A., F. Btry.

Joseph A. Marcel – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 316th T.C.G., 44th T.C.S.

Daniel P. McCarthy – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 436th T.C.G., 79th T.C.S.

Allen F. McClain – 82nd Airborne Division, 504th P.I.R., 3nd Bn. Headquarters

Donald W. McKeage – 82nd Airborne Division, 505th P.I.R., F. Co.

Philip Melman – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 316th T.C.G., 44th T.C.S.

Hugh D. Mumford – 82nd Airborne Division, 307th A.E.B., C. Co.

Stephen D. Myers – 101st Airborne Division, 81st A.A.A., H.Q.

Francis E. Orsini – 82nd Airborne Division, 505th P.I.R., B. Co.

James G. Peters – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 313th T.C.G., 48th T.C.S.

Stanley F. Rynicki – 82nd Airborne Division, 320th G.F.A.B., B. Btry.

Paul R. Sands – 82nd Airborne Division, 508th P.I.R., 2nd Bn. Headquarters

John E. Schillo – 82nd Airborne Division, 376th P.F.A.B., HQ Btry.

Milton E. Schlesener – 82nd Airborne Division, 505th P.I.R., D. Co.

John A. Schwartz – 101st Airborne Division, 502nd P.I.R., Service Company

Harvey R. Shanks – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 435th T.C.G., 78th T.C.S.

George A. Shephard – 101st Airborne Division, 321st G.F.A.B., B. Btry.

Sam A. Southall – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 436th T.C.G., 80th T.C.S.

Frank J. Spiegel, Jr. – 101st Airborne Division, 502nd P.I.R., F. Co.

Anthony M. Stefanich – 82nd Airborne Division, CO 505th P.I.R., C. Co.

Thomas B. Swirczynski – 101st Airborne Division, 377th P.F.A.B., A. Btry.

Thomas R. Talmadge – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 438th T.C.G., 88th T.C.S.

Albert G. Vogt – 101st Airborne Division, Artillery Headquarters

Frank J. Volek – 82nd Airborne Division, 325th G.I.R., G. Co.

Loyd C. Waldorf – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 440th T.C.G., Group Commander

John M. Whelan – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 439th T.C.G., Headquarters

Robert H. Wienecke – 82nd Airborne Division, Division Headquarters, Chief of Staff

Gaddis S. Young – 9th Troop Carrier Command, 440th T.C.G., 97th T.C.S.

Harvey J. Zeigler, Jr. – 82nd Airborne Division, 505th P.I.R., H. Co.

P.I.R.: Parachute Infantry Regiment

G.I.R.: Glider Infantry Regiment

G.F.A.B.: Glider Field Artillery Battalion

P.F.A.B.: Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

T.C.G.: Troop Carrier Group

T.C.S.: Troop Carrier Squadron

Co.: Company

Btry.: Battery

Part of the guestbook

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