Truck moving across the Caen Canal at Pegasus Bridge, Bénouville, France, 9 Jun 1944; note grounded Horsa glider in background

Caption     Truck moving across the Caen Canal at Pegasus Bridge, Bénouville, France, 9 Jun 1944; note grounded Horsa glider in background ww2dbase
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Identification Code   4700-29 B 5288
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
12 Jun 2013 05:16:54 AM

The nearest glider(No.91)is that flown to Normandy by Staff Sergeant Jimmy Wallwork. Just visible behind is the glider (No.93)flown by Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway(with Peter Boyle as co-pilot and navigator). Out of shot Glider 92 was flown by Staff Sergeant Hobbs. These three gliders carried Major John Howards's team from the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who were tasked with the capture of Pegaus bridge. Six Gliders (91-93 for the Pegasus bridge and 94-96 for the Ranville bridge) departed Rushton at 2256 hrs on 5 June towed by Halifaxes from 298 and 644 Squadrons. Major Howard's team landed at 0016 hrs at 'Landing Zone X' and quickly captured their objective. Geoff Barkway was wounded and, in hospital back in England, subsequently lost his arm below the elbow.
2. Anonymous says:
9 Jun 2015 04:00:21 PM

Looks like a lifting bridge with the counter weight on the left end

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