"D-Day Pegasus Bridge II" Basse-Normandie Things to Do Tip by MikeAtSea

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  Pegasus Bridge
by MikeAtSea
 
 

The bridge, also known as the Bénouville Bridge after the neighbouring village, was a major objective of the British 6th Airborne Division. The initial assault was carried out by 181 soldiers -- four platoons of D and two of B Companies, 2nd Ox & Bucks -- in six Horsa gliders, led by Major John Howard. The coup de main raid had been a complete success. With comparatively few casualties, both bridges had been taken in just ten minutes.

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  • Written Nov 26, 2006
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