The Floating Catbox, =Operation Market Garden = September 17 - 25, 1944
- The plan was to take and hold strategic points with airborne troops and have the 30th Corps relieve the paratroopers with lightning-speed advances to eventually liberate the Netherlands and invade Germany. â€˜Marketâ€™ is the code name for the initial paratroop landings and 'Gardenâ€™ is the subsequent advance of the 30th Corps. The entire operation failed due to the slower-than-expected advance of the 30th Corps and logistical problems on the Allied side. The airborne forces suffered very heavy casualties and had to be withdrawn and in doing so ended any chance of the war in Europe ending in 1944.