Major R. J. Howard

Major R. J. Howard (HM1QDJ)

Location: Bénouville, Basse-Normandie 14970 Calvados
Country: France
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N 49° 14.498', W 0° 16.415'

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C'est ici meme que le 6 juin 1944 a 0 heure 16 a atterri le planeur Horsa de commandant R.J. Howard, de l'Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry, commandant l'operation destinee a assurer le prise du pont. Se trouvaient a bord avec lui les pilotes sergents - chef Wallwork et Ainsworth le Lieutenant H.D. Brotheridge et 28 soldats.

The Horsa Glider of Major R. J. Howard, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who commanded the operation to capture the bridge, landed on this spot together with Lieutenant H. D. Brotheridge and 28 soldiers at 0016 hours on 6 June 1944. The pilots were staff sergeants Wallwork and Ainsworth.
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Date Added Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 698439 N 5457895
Decimal Degrees49.24163333, -0.27358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 14.498', W 0° 16.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 14' 29.88" N, 0° 16' 24.9" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, Bénouville Basse-Normandie 14970, FR
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