Operation Deadstick - Horsa Glider


Airspeed Horsa Operation Overlord Pegasus Bridge Painting Art Print by Michael Turner PGAvA


At 0016hrs on 6th June 1944 three Airspeed Horsa gliders, flown with outstanding skill by pilots from the Glider Pilot Regiment, and carrying airborne troops from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Royal Engineers, landed within yards of the bridge over the Caen Canal at Benouville, Normandy. The audacious attack achieved complete surprise, and some fifteen minutes later the bridge had been secured, an objective of vital importance to enable the advance of the Allied Liberation Forces on D-Day.


Open Edition Print - size 51cm x 45cm (20"x 18")


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