D Day the invasion

By | June 6, 2016

D Day

The gliders of the Ox and Bucks’s gliders landed within yards of their objectives from 16 minutes past midnight on the 6th of June. The first allied troops to land and captured the bridges within 10 minutes. They lost two men, Lance corporal Fred Greenhalgh drowned in a pond where the glider he was in landed. Lieutenant Brotheridge was killed crossing Pegasus bridge in the first minutes of the attack. They were the first two allied soldiers to be killed on D Day.

Pegasus bridge

Pegasus bridge and the Ox and Bucks gliders. Showing just how close they landed to the bridge


German beach defences


Landing craft on the way to the beach


HMS Warspike supporting the landings


Troops on the way to the beach


British commandos landing on Sword beach


Troops landing


British troops coming ashore