Dropzone Victor


Dropzone Victor (also called 'Het Hoge Erf', or 'Warnsborn') consists of open fields that have been in use as farmland by local farmers for decades. The landscape is remarkably unchanged since September 1944, as the arieal reconnaissance photo (dating 12 September 1944) and the Google maps screenshot prove. The star-shaped beech lanes formed an excellent marker for the aircrews. The planes flew in from the Southwest, turning North after the drop, and returning to the UK via the South of The Netherlands.



'V', facing North

'V', facing South

Rare photo of Short Stirlings above 'V' on 19 September 1944

Exploding Flak shells can be noticed in the air (smoke puffs)