The D-Day Story Collection

photograph

Glider landings near R. Orne [6 Airborne Division]

A large format, near-vertical aerial photograph entitled 'Glider landings near R. Orne (6 Airborne Division)'. It shows Horsa gliders of 6th Airborne Division on a landing zone in Normandy. The tails of some of the gliders have been removed, and in one case the ramps for disembarking a jeep or other vehicle can be seen. The photograph is labelled page 93, fig 96. The location is given as 'G.S.G.S. 4347 - 40/16NW' (this refers to the British military map reference). Also on the photograph is - '0062 of 106G/726'. Part of a series of large aerial photographs (1986/46/2/1, 3/1, 4/1, 5/1, 6/1, 7/1 and 1986/46/8/1).

Location: In store, can be viewed by appointment

height415mm
width390mm

Reference: 1986/46/3/1