Aerial Photo of Pegasus Bridge

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by Drew5233, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Good effort John !

    Cheers for that
    Andy
     
  2. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Senior Member

    Thanks Andy.

    I enjoy the 'then and now' comparisons (look at some of my previous posts).

    If I can get the farmers permission, I'll get in to those fields for a rummage for relics.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers John... I now have some bedtime reading (Then and Now). I've just got a couple of ATB Books and find them fascinating. I'm looking forward to doing some myself.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  4. Ferahgo

    Ferahgo Senior Member

    In my dads cul-de-sac there was a veteran and he was in the glider that landed closest to the bridge. The same glider that housed the first casualty of D-day (knocked unconsious and drowned in the water build up at the bottom of the glider). He was Tom Woods, i think. I think his last name was changed after the war for reasons i do not know. Went to his house a couple of times, he had some very nice memorabilia from the Regiment, 1/32 scale Horsa, wall plaque, and an embroidered Pegasus cushion. He had a facial injury during the war. He passed away about two years ago.
     
  5. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    What amuses me, is that when there is a return to Normandy, it is amazing how many Veterans claimed to be at Pegasus. being I was there, and bridged and rafted often under fire....I can say there were very few indeed that came near that bridge.

    Rather like the cafe. Although at Pegasus for some time, I never saw it or went near it.......There was a war going on...
    Sapper
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I believe they are called 'Walter's' today Sapper :D

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  7. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    I'm meeting three "Pegasus Bridge veterans" on Sunday....Well two if truth be told! One didn't make the bridges, he landed near Varaville.
     
  8. raider

    raider Temporarily Suspended account.

    Hi all not beingof the WW2 era . i am not able to find any info . on the Petard morter . found ref . in book iam reading " The Atlantic wall ". but no desciption of this can any one help please , ie size weight ect.
    no pic,s please as i cannot see them thank you ...

    raider For our today they gave there tommorow .:poppy:
     

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