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Bénouville in Calvados, Normandie, France
 

Pegasus Bridge Site

 
 
Pegasus Bridge Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
1. Pegasus Bridge Site Marker
Inscription.

In the first minutes of 6 June 1944, glider-borne troops of the 5th Airborne division captured the bridge which was on this site over the Caen Canal. It was one of the first objectives of the Allied landings in Normandy. It was renamed Pegasus Bridge after the emblem of British Airborne Forces.

It was replaced in 1994 by this new bridge of Benouville. The original bridge is now part of the "Memorial Pegasus"


 
Location. 49° 14.518′ N, 0° 16.369′ W. Marker is in Bénouville, Normandie, in Calvados. Marker is on Avenue du Commander Kieffer (D514). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bénouville, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lance Corporal Brian J. Mullen (Sapper), R.E. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bailey Bridge (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); First House Liberated in France (about 180 meters away); Horsa Glider (about 180 meters away); Fourth Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (approx. 17.3 kilometers away); In Memory of All Canadian Gunners (approx. 17.3 kilometers away); Message to the French Resistance (approx. 17.3 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
New Pegasus Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
2. New Pegasus Bridge
Gun placement by the Pegasus Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
3. Gun placement by the Pegasus Bridge
Memorial Pegasus Museum Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
4. Memorial Pegasus Museum Building
Old Pegasus Bridge on the site of the Memorial Pegasus Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
5. Old Pegasus Bridge on the site of the Memorial Pegasus Museum
Pegasus Bridge image at the Museum entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
6. Pegasus Bridge image at the Museum entrance.
 
 
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 295 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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