Pegasus Bridge, Normandy

Part Three of our Normandy Trip Report….. One of the things I wanted to see this time ’round was the famous Pegasus Bridge in Bénouville, captured by Major John Howard and his paratroopers. This was one of the many daring missions…. landing near the strategically important bridge, in the middle of the night with three gliders, on a piece of land that would hardly be big enough for a modern day single seater….. It is awesome reading about it, seeing the film…. but nothing beats standing on that same place and imagining how scary it must have been that one…

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