"Boy" Browning's comment in A Bridge Too Far, of course... I'd heard it before, and remember simmilar comments about U.S. Airborne drops in Band Of Brothers... So often events moved SO fast on the ground with the Allied dash up through France that the ground forces simply overran the planned objectives on the ground before planning and preparation was finished, or the overall strategic situation removed the need for them. But does anyone have a list of these "sixteen drops"???