Normandy map help.

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  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
    Adam
     
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  3. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

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


    IGNF_PVA_1-0__1947-08-28__C1411-rf0051_1947_F1411-1612_0266.jpg
     
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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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