Benouville in Manche, Normandie, France
First House Liberated in France
Pegasus Bridge Gondree Cafe
This was the first house in France to be liberated during the last hour of 5th June 1944 by men of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in the British 6th Airborne Division under the command of Major R. John Howard.
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, Normandie, in Manche. Marker is on Avenue du Commander Kieffer (D514). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benouville, 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 was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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