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  • Very rare and large section of wooden airframe structure with green paintwork remains from British Horsa Glider landed on the 6th June 1944 during the D-Day landings in Normandy

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    This is a very rare large part in fact the largest bit i have had from British Horsa Glider landed on the 6th June 1944 during the D-Day landings in Normandy. Unfortunately the complete history on this glider has been lost but we know for sure it landed on the 6th June 1944 not in the following days so could even be from one of the gliders that landed near Pegasus Bridge. This glider was recovered to England in the late 1940's as war salvage direct from Normandy. This a very large section of wooden airframe structure which is in 2 parts and stands up as a nice display part which does have some original Green paintwork the wood has partly rotted the wood is still solid and not braking up the parts are 11-13 inches long in size and very rare to find from this famous glider. The part comes with 2x A5 laminated information sheets with pictures and all the details of the glider that is known as the gentleman who recovered it has now passed away this is all that will ever be known for sure and there is photos of glider in Kent in the 1980's before it was destroyed. The part is in nice solid condition and perfect for display or any collection and possibly the last bit of this glider that will be available.

    The first unit to land in France during the Battle of Normandy was a coup-de-main force carried by six Horsas. They captured Pegasus Bridge in Operation Deadstick over the Caen canal and a further bridge over the River Orne. 320 Horsas were used in the first lift, and a further 296 Horsas were used in the second lift.

    These airframe panels came from a British Horsa glider which was recovered from Normandy in the late 1940’s as war salvage. This was brought back to England and remained in a yard in Kent. The glider section was destroyed in the Great Storm 15-16 October 1987 that hit England and Northern Europe. 

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