Tuesday, June 5, 2018

D-Day June 6, 1944 00:18 Double BST

– The last of the 3 Horsa gliders lands near the Pegasus bridge.

As first mentioned in 2009:
There were so many heroes on June 6, 1944 that it is not right to single out any individual or group.

From the lunatic glider troops of the British 6th Airborne Division securing the Pegasus Bridge at 0016 hrs in Operation Deadstick, the pilots landing within yards of their objective, in freakin' gliders!, with a skill that Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, the commander of Allied air forces, would later praise as the finest feat of flying in the entire war.