(France - Basse-Normandie - Bénouville)
Pegasus was the name given to a bridge over the Caen canal, near the town of Ouistreham.
The bridge, also known as the Bénouville Bridge after the neighboring village, was a major objective of the British 6th Airborne Division, which was landed units by glider near it during the Normandy Invasion on the 5th/6 June 1944. It was given the permanent name of Pegasus Bridge in honour of the operation. This name derives from the shoulder emblem worn by the attacking British, which is the flying horse Pegasus.
- Text: Jeroen Koppes
- Photos: Arjan Vrieze (1,2,3,4) & Ewoud van Eig (5)
Address and contactinformation
- Place du Commandant Kieffer
- WWII grade:
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- Memorial Pegasus Ranville
- Atlantikwall - Museé de la Batterie de Merville
- The Grand Bunker Atlantic Wall Museum
Point of interest
- Memorial Major John Howard Bénouville
- Memorial 7th Light Infantry Battalion Bénouville
- Memorial N°4 Commando Colleville-Montgomery
- Commonwealth War Graves Merville-Franceville-Plage
- Commonwealth War Cemetery Banneville-la-Campagne
- Commonwealth War Graves Cagny