Pegasus Bridge Site

Pegasus Bridge Site (HM1QPA)

Location: Bénouville, Basse-Normandie 14970 Calvados
Country: France

N 49° 14.518', W 0° 16.369'

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In the first minutes of 6 June 1944, glider-borne troops of the 5th Airborne division captured the bridge which was on this site over the Caen Canal. It was one of the first objectives of the Allied landings in Normandy. It was renamed Pegasus Bridge after the emblem of British Airborne Forces.
It was replaced in 1994 by this new bridge of Benouville. The original bridge is now part of the "Memorial Pegasus"
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HM NumberHM1QPA
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Date Added Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 698494 N 5457934
Decimal Degrees49.24196667, -0.27281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 14.518', W 0° 16.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 14' 31.08" N, 0° 16' 22.14" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, Bénouville Basse-Normandie 14970, FR
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