October 1944: The ‘Incredible Patrol’ along state highway 24

In October 1944, Ede was situated just behind the German front line, while the American 101st Airborne Division was located in the Betuwe region. On 20 October, the deputy divisional commander General Higgins ordered his intelligence officer 1st Lieutenant Hugo Sims to ‘supply a prisoner of war’ in order to gain as much information as possible about the Germans.