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Operation Torch 2009 September 8 – 21 Best, Son, Saint Oedenrode Freedom lectures Lt Operation Torch 2009 September 8 – 21 Best, Son, Saint Oedenrode Freedom lectures Lt Col Megallas & Gen. Petraeus © Screaming Eagles of WWII Foundation

The last day of Operation Torch 2009 was to be a special one First The last day of Operation Torch 2009 was to be a special one First of all, it was time to pack up and make sure luggage and travellers were on the bus.

Before the group was divided, a big hand for the greatest busdriver in the Before the group was divided, a big hand for the greatest busdriver in the world: Jos! THANK YOU for your care and safe driving.

Harry and Christian, our guides, took the group to Son, to the edge of Harry and Christian, our guides, took the group to Son, to the edge of the DZ and LZ North of Eindhoven

To the farm of Mr Van Overvelt, who opens his heart and house to To the farm of Mr Van Overvelt, who opens his heart and house to the 101

A map of the area A map of the area

A view on the former DZ and LZ A view on the former DZ and LZ

The newly dedicated Cole monument (top) and the Joe Mann theatre (right The newly dedicated Cole monument (top) and the Joe Mann theatre (right

A visit to the exhibition of a friend near the bridge which blew up A visit to the exhibition of a friend near the bridge which blew up in WWII before the 506 th PIR could cross it.

A stop at the monument for temperary cemetery “WOLFSWINKEL”, along Hell’s Highway A stop at the monument for temperary cemetery “WOLFSWINKEL”, along Hell’s Highway

But let’s go back a little. Part of the group was invited to the But let’s go back a little. Part of the group was invited to the Freedom Lecture

To hear Lt Col Megellas and Gen. Petraeus speak. A real treat! To hear Lt Col Megellas and Gen. Petraeus speak. A real treat!

During lunch, General Petraeus came over to meet with the group During lunch, General Petraeus came over to meet with the group

Excellent, indeed. Excellent, indeed.

A real honor to meet with one of the great men of our times. A real honor to meet with one of the great men of our times. And a delight To be able to coin him first….

We join the group again in Saint Oedenrode Sharing experiences and a drink We join the group again in Saint Oedenrode Sharing experiences and a drink

With Mr Jackson getting in the mood again… With Mr Jackson getting in the mood again…

It’s time for our last stop. Castle Henkeshage, former HQ 502 It’s time for our last stop. Castle Henkeshage, former HQ 502

Sorry, GERONIMO Sorry, GERONIMO

Time to go THANK YOU, Christian and Harry, for a wonderful day! Time to go THANK YOU, Christian and Harry, for a wonderful day!

THE END of Operation Torch 2009 September 8 – 21 © Screaming Eagles of THE END of Operation Torch 2009 September 8 – 21 © Screaming Eagles of WWII Foundation