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Interesting Photo of Jim Wallwork

Discussion in 'Friends of planetFigure' started by Squeakyclean, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Squeakyclean Member

    Surfing around the 'net the other day unearthed this picture of SSgt Jim Wallwork.

    "Staff Sergeant Jim Wallwork DFM was a member of the Glider Pilot Regiment who achieved fame as the pilot of the first Horsa glider to land at Pegasus Bridge in the early hours of 6 June 1944. This remarkable achievement was described as "the greatest feat of flying of the second world war" by Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory.[1] Although most famous for his part in the Battle of Normandy, Jim Wallwork flew gliders in every major British airborne operation of the second world war. These also included the Sicily Landings, Arnhem and the Rhine Crossings. He now lives in Vancouver".
    Courtesy of Wikipedia

    [IMG]In this shot No.1 Platoon's glider (piloted by Jim Wallwork and John Ainsworth) is in the foreground, just behind is No.2 Platoon's glider and out of shot in the distance is No.3 Platoon's glider. Copyright: Airborne Forces Museum



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