PEGASUS BRIDGE - MEMORIAL FLIGHT    

NEVER FORGET THE DARK HISTORY DAYS   REMEMBER YOUR FREEDOMFIGHTERSIIIIIIIII 
 
The Greek leading independent aviation magazine also published about the PEGASUS-BRIDGE.
We show you the article here, as well as a photographic impression. 
Heartfelt thanks to UK's National Archives for used images. crown copyright 2014, our article below this page

TAKING PEGASUS BRIDGE BY SURPRISE JUNE 5 1944i

The allies landed on the coasts of France, the days of the 'Third Reich' were counted ! 
   
It all started at june 6, 1944. The allies were ready and determined to kick the Germans out of the occupied countries
   
A very, very important and vital bridge had to be taken by the Allies in the night of june 5, preceeding on the invasion in France. 
 
Now, 70 yeras later a memorial flight took place over the Pegasus Bridge, with a Spitfire and a Typhoon in D-Day colors
 
Not so many veterans of that day and place are still alive, but some travelled to the bridge that changed the situation in Europe
By the time, many Typhoons joined the actions, but since there was no flying example the Spitfire took the 'honneurs' .
The black-white stripes were to make all allied planes recognizable, and were paited on all planes the night before, sometimes even with brooms
The Spitfire, one of the four planes 'that won the war' as Sir Winston Churchill stated.
The old veterans had a day of many thoughts to old friens that died these days. They are the lucky ones to remember 
The Typhoon (Eurofighter) and the 'Spit' came from Waddington in the UK .....
.... and both pilots also concidered the participation as a great honour !
An example of the Typhoon from those days
 
The Typhoon is our 'Guardian' now in many countries, a formidable plane and very capable.
These men that landed on the beaches were to use pegasus Bridge later on. First they had to fight their corridors, it took so many lives.....
  
The Germans could not hold. A really perfect film has been made, called 'The Longuest Day', Hans Christian Blech had a wonderful role  
The bridge was taken, and could be used by the allies.
At this picture you even see the gliders that were used to approach unheard and by surprise
A fragment fron the fil 'The Longuest Day', where the Germans made several tactical mistakes. 
This film should be shown at all schools, to know what happened in that time, which is by the way only a very small part.
Here ends our small Pegasus story, hope you liked it anyway.

ALWAYS ALERT, ALL FOR ALL, PROTECTIVE AND ALERT !!EVEN TODAY 2014 WHEN THE WORLD IS IN GRIP OF WAR AGAIN

Our grateful thanks to UK MOD for providing some images.
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