This section of the website is dedicated to the telling of the stories of those who fought at Arnhem. My aim is to cram in as many stories, testimonies, and pictures of these men as possible. Not just the famous key figures, nor even just Allied soldiers, but anyone and everyone, Dutch civilians and German soldiers included. If you are able to supply any information of this kind please do let me know -


The information given is based solely on what I have read and gathered from a variety of sources, and as such there is much that I do not know. I would heartily welcome any help that could be offered in making these stories as complete as possible. If you know of any details about a person that are not mentioned here, or if you know that the details are incorrect, then please write to me and let me know. For more details, see the Wanted section.


Biographies sorted alphabetically


Allied Forces


1st Airborne Division


Divisional HQ and Defence Platoon


1st Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

1st Parachute Battalion

2nd Parachute Battalion

3rd Parachute Battalion

1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

1st Parachute Squadron, RE

16 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


4th Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

156 Parachute Battalion

10th Parachute Battalion

11th Parachute Battalion

2nd (Oban) Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

4th Parachute Squadron, RE

133 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


1st Airlanding Brigade

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

1st Battalion The Border Regiment

2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment

7th (Galloway) Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers

181 Airlanding Field Ambulance, RAMC


Divisional Units

1st Airlanding Light Regiment

1 Forward (Airborne) Observation Unit

1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron

21st Independent Parachute Company

1st Airborne Divisional Signals

9th (Airborne) Field Company, RE

1st Airborne Divisional Workshops, REME

250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, RASC

1st (Airborne) Divisional Provost Company, CMP

89th (Parachute) Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps


Attached Units

The Glider Pilot Regiment

306th Fighter Control Squadron

Jedburgh Team Claude

Public Relations Team


1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group


Brigade HQ

1st Parachute Battalion

2nd Parachute Battalion

3rd Parachute Battalion

Anti-Tank Battery

Engineer Company


38 Group RAF


190 Squadron

196 Squadron

295 Squadron

299 Squadron

570 Squadron

620 Squadron


46 Group RAF


233 Squadron

271 Squadron

512 Squadron

575 Squadron


RASC Air Despatch


253 Company


Other Allied


1st Allied Airborne Army

4th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment

20th Field Company, RCE

23rd Field Company, RCE

204th Field Company, RE

260th Field Company, RE

553rd Field Company, RE

163 Field Ambulance, RAMC

Dutch Civilians


Blackcurrant Jam - the post-war story of an anonymous soldier of Arnhem.


German Forces


II S.S. Panzer Korps


Sturmgeschütz Brigade 280


9 S.S. Panzer Division 'Hohenstauffen'



10 S.S. Panzer Division 'Frundsberg'

S.S. Panzergrenadier Regiment 21

S.S. Flak Abteilung 10

Attached Units