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Bénouville in Calvados, Normandy, France — Western Europe
 

Major R. J. Howard

 
 
Major R. J. Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
1. Major R. J. Howard Marker
Inscription.  

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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1944.
 
Location. 49° 14.498′ N, 0° 16.415′ W. Marker is in Bénouville, Normandie (Normandy), in Calvados. Memorial is on Avenue du Commander Kieffer (D514). This marker is on the grounds of the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bénouville, Normandie 14860, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as
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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. (about 150 meters away); 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).
 
Major R. J. Howard Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
2. Major R. J. Howard Statue
Horsa Glider image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
3. Horsa Glider
Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
4. Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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