A Brief Account of Operation Pluto

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From CAB 106/1096

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Ironic that the firm Siemens (UK) was instrumental :)

  3. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day drew5233.very senior member.yesterday.02:02pm.re:a brief account of operation pluto.a most interesting post to me.one of my brothers landed on d-day.hes job was to follow the pipeline with his mate.and serve fuel to any allied vehicle.i do not know the details in full.butt they came under fire a fair bit.him and his mate both made it home,thanks for posting.regards bernsard85
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  4. Sapper D.

    Sapper D. Member

    Visited the Pluto memorial in Normandy a few years back.

    Just around the corrner:
    that famous house from which the daft Frenchy waves his tricolour during D-Day ("The Longest Day") !

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  5. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Guten Morgen.

    Ich habe diese Karte vor Jahren im Internet gefunden. Leider habe ich den Link nicht gespeichert. In meiner Heimatstadt ( Alpon bei Wesel) gab es offensichtlich eine Tankstelle. Leider habe ich keine weiteren Informationen. Hat jemand zufällig weitere Informationen oder möglicherweise Bilder.
    Danke im Voraus
    Quelle siehe Bild

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  6. Ewen Scott

    Ewen Scott Well-Known Member

    After the Battle magazine edition 116 from about 17-18 years ago covered this with relevant diagrams, maps and photos, including of the distribution system in France.

    After the Battle - Magazines > Issues 101-125

    Copies are probably still available from the publisher
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  7. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Michelin published the 1947 Map of Normandy as the The Battle for Normandy, June-August 1944 for the 1944-1994 Anniversary.

    The map shows the comprehensive detail of the Pluto route from Cherbourg including the later off loading by tankers into a spur of the system at Port en Bessin Huppain.
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