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The most famous mortar team of WWII

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3-inch mortar team at the Oosterbeek Perimeter near Arnhem during Operation Market Garden.

Corporal Jim McDowell (foreground), Private Norman 'Jock' Knight and (facing the camera) Private Ron 'Ginger' Tierney of No. 23 Mortar Platoon, Support Company 1st Border Regiment of the 1st Airborne Division.


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