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The wrecks of 3 Horsa gliders in a field beside the Caen Canal near Bénouville, Normandy, France, 12 Jul 1944.

Caption     The wrecks of 3 Horsa gliders in a field beside the Caen Canal near Bénouville, Normandy, France, 12 Jul 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   IWM B7033
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Photos on Same Day 12 Jul 1944
Photos at Same Place Bénouville, Normandy, France
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
4 Nov 2016 12:41:15 PM

These gliders delivered Major John Howard's team from the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in the opening moments of the Normandy invasion 6 Jun 1944 on their mission to capture the Bénouville bridge (later Pegasus Bridge) which is just beyond the trees in this photo.

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WW2-Era Place Name Bénouville, Normandy, France
Lat/Long 49.2406, -0.2716
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