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The Heroic Sacrifice of A C-47 Pilot

The Heroic Sacrifice of A C-47 Pilot

This is the story about 2nd Lt. Herbert Shulman, a pilot flying a C-47 Dakota filled with paratroopers for Operation Market Garden.

His C-47 is hit by anti-aircraft fire, but he chooses not to save himself, he puts the mission first and drops the stick of paratroopers on the Dropzone. Unfortunately, he is now unable to save himself, and he is killed in the crash landing of his plane.

At the Cemetery in Erp the propeller of his C-47 has been preserved as a monument, and in this video, we are going to visit the drop zone, crash site, and the monument.

By Joris

My name is Joris Nieuwint and I will be your tour guide! Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I've been doing over the past years. For the past 10 years I've been living in Veghel, and before that, I've lived in Arnhem for almost two decades. Living so close to the battlefields meant that Operation Market Garden always had my interest and I've been studying the battles for all those years. Sharing what I've learned over the years has been my passion and becoming a tour guide was one of my dreams. Keeping the sacrifices of these men alive by telling their stories and showing the locations where it happened is my greatest passion.

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