Heteren Memorial 101st Airborne Division

Historical Information 

This monument stands just outside Heteren on the dike under the bridge of the A 50 highway over the Nederrijn and is a monument with next to it a bench.  

 

The 'Monument for the American 101st Airborne Division' in Heteren (municipality of Overbetuwe) was established in honor of this division and in memory of the fallen soldiers.

 

During a large-scale counterattack by the occupiers in the Betuwe, from 1 to 7 October 1944, the 101st Airborne Division took over the positions of the British 43rd division on 4 October between Opheusden and Elst. More than three hundred American soldiers died in the fierce fighting.