Normandy map help.

Discussion in 'General' started by Garcod10, May 16, 2018.

  1. Garcod10

    Garcod10 New Member

    Hello please could any one help me find the original place my great uncle was first buried. S/Sjt William Richard Howe was a glider pilot who died on the morning of d day as I’m going over to Normandy in June I would be very interested to know where he was first buried before he was re buried in Ranville. His document states the place of grave was Dives Sur Mer 1/50,000 France Sh 7E/6 MR 234802. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. adbw

    adbw Member

    Hi Garcod10
    If you look at this map:
    The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
    and then plot the map ref you've got, it should, if I'm not mistaken, equate roughly to these coordinates on Google Maps:
    49°17'41.2"N 0°05'24.3"W
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  3. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    This square screenshot.2018-05-16gggggg.jpg

    Last edited: May 16, 2018
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  4. Garcod10

    Garcod10 New Member

    Thank you for the information I’ve been to Cabourg but I now know where is the right spot. Thanks again
  5. Garcod10

    Garcod10 New Member

    That second photo was that taken around D Day as his glider landed just off the beach.

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