Ranville in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
Major R. J. Howard
C'est ici meme que le 6 juin 1944 a 0 heure 16 a atterri le planeur Horsa de commandant R.J. Howard, de l'Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry, commandant l'operation destinee a assurer le prise du pont. Se trouvaient a bord avec lui les pilotes sergents - chef Wallwork et Ainsworth le Lieutenant H.D. Brotheridge et 28 soldats.
The Horsa Glider of Major R. J. Howard, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who commanded the operation to capture the bridge, landed on this spot together with Lieutenant H. D. Brotheridge and 28 soldiers at 0016 hours on 6 June 1944. The pilots were staff sergeants Wallwork and Ainsworth.
Location. 49° 14.498′ N, 0° 16.415′ W. Marker is in Ranville, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. Marker is on Avenue du Commander Kieffer (D514). Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Ranville, Basse-Normandie 14860, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pegasus Bridge Site (within shouting distance of this marker); First House Liberated in France (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lance Corporal Brian J. Mullen (Sapper), R.E. The Bailey Bridge (about 210 meters away); Horsa Glider (about 240 meters away); Fourth Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); In Memory of All Canadian Gunners (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); Message to the French Resistance (approx. 17.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ranville.
Categories. • War, World II •
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