World War II parachutist’s body found near Arnhem

The body of a British World War II soldier has been recovered from the Ginkelse Heide near Ede, the Dutch Royal Airforce reports.

The body was discovered last week by someone with a metal detector. The identity of the soldier has not yet been established.
The recovery and identity service says the soldier was probably a member of 4th Parachute Brigade of the 1st Airborne Division which was dropped over the Ginkelse Heide on September 18 1944. Two hand grenades were found near the body.
Next week hundreds of parachutists will relive the drop as part of the annual Battle of Arnhem remembrance ceremony.

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