First House Liberated in France

First House Liberated in France (HM1QVU)

Location: Bénouville, Basse-Normandie 14970 Calvados
Country: France
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N 49° 14.549', W 0° 16.502'

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This was the first house in France to be liberated during the last hour of 5th June 1944 by men of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in the British 6th Airborne Division under the command of Major R. John Howard.

1ere maison de France libérée dans la dernière heure du 5 juin 1944 par la Oxfordshire & Buckinhamshire Light Infantry de la 6e Division Aéroportée Britannique sous les ordres du Major R. John Howard

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The British 6th Airborne Division landed near this bridge on the night of 5th June 1944, as a spearhead to the Allied Armies of Liberation.
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Date Added Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 5:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 698330 N 5457985
Decimal Degrees49.24248333, -0.27503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 14.549', W 0° 16.502'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 14' 32.94" N, 0° 16' 30.12" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23 Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, Bénouville Basse-Normandie 14970, FR
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