Benouville in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
First House Liberated in France
Pegasus Bridge Gondree Cafe
1ere maison de France libérée dans la dernière heure du 5 juin 1944 par la Oxfordshire & Buckinhamshire Light Infantry de la 6e Division Aéroportée Britannique sous les ordres du Major R. John Howard
Nearby wooden marker
The British 6th Airborne Division landed near this bridge on the night of 5th June 1944, as a spearhead to the Allied Armies of Liberation.
Location. 49° 14.549′ N, 0° 16.502′ W. Marker is in Benouville, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. Marker is on Avenue du Commander Kieffer (D514). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benouville, Basse-Normandie 14970, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major R. J. Howard (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pegasus Bridge Site (about 180 meters away); Lance Corporal Brian J. Mullen (Sapper), R.E. (about 240 meters away); The Bailey Bridge Horsa Glider (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fourth Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (approx. 17.1 kilometers away); In Memory of All Canadian Gunners (approx. 17.1 kilometers away); Message to the French Resistance (approx. 17.1 kilometers away).
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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