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Frog
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IIRC:

 

83 Group (Spitfires & Typhoons) supported XXX Corps (“Garden”) whilst IXth AF (P-47s & P-51s) supported the airborne forces (“Market”), with 2nd TAF initially just tasked with road and rail interdiction well behind the German lines. Sometime around 21 September 2nd TAF was brought in for more direct support with B-25s, Mosquitos, Bostons, & Mustangs in addition to the other types mentioned.

 

This being said, much of the “ground support” was really just flak suppression to protect IX Carrier Command, and I’m sure you’re aware of the problems the Paras at Arnhem had with trying to get real air to ground support.

Bunch of monkeys on your ceiling, sir!