Kampina Airborne

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The Story

Kampina Airborne tells the true WWII escape and evasion story of a large body of men of the Allied airborne troops that landed prematurely in gliders behind the enemy lines during operation Market Garden. These soldiers hid far away from their landing zones on North Brabant territory. The men came from the British 1st Airborne Division and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Division.

This book describes how these soldiers were helped by the local resistance after their landings near the nature areas Loonse and Drunense duinen and Kampina, who these resistance people were and where the soldiers were hidden.

All their names are included together with detailed information about the events that took place plus their personal experiences from 17 September to 26 October of 1944.

Kampina Airborne is published by Boekscout publishing.

Latest news / Events

Kampina Airborne glider memorials

US 82nd Airborne Division glider memorial: Mijlstaat - Boxtel


2016 glidermonument mijlstraat Mobile

British 1st Airborne Division glider memorial: Margriet - Helvoirt


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15 Oct 2021

Kampina Story for Brabant Remembers

My video story (Dutch) about the Boxtel resistance man and café owner Gerard van der Meijden as one of 75 personal life changing war stories for project 'Brabant Remembers'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k06lEGeDcY

22 Feb 2021

First work of the author

The first work of Peter van der Linden is the webbook 'The Brabant village Oisterwijk and operation Market Garden

27 Apr 2020


The Author

Amateur historian Peter van der Linden from Oisterwijk in the Netherlands has always been interested in the Second World War. Inspired by stories of the liberation of his country and stories of the Dutch resistance and underground movement he decided to focus on these subjects. Van der Linden regularly researches events from the Second World War. From 2007 he researched the Market Garden story of a large group of Allied airborne evaders that landed prematurely by glider near his village and were hidden by the local underground in the nature areas of Loonse en Drunense duinen and Kampina.

Buy the Book

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Kampina Airborne the book is only published in the Dutch language and can be ordered on the website of the publisher Boekscout or via Bol.com

ISBN 9789464032093

For more information in English on the book contact the author through the contactform on this website.

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