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Old 19th January 2005, 17:45
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D Day fighter bomber attack?

On D Day June 6th 1944 British paratroopers landed in gliders and took and held the vital bridge, known today as Pegasus Bridge,possibly the most and certainly one of the most important actions on this day.

At approximately 10 am (British time) a Luftwaffe aircraft is reported to have attacked the bridge, flying down the road and dropping a bomb that hit the bridge causing a huge dent in the structure and bouncing into the canal,... fortunately for us it was a dud.
The dent can still be seen to this day.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to the type used ( i assume a FW190) the unit or even the pilot involved, did he survive this mission as the sky was reported to have been full of Allied fighters near the time of the attack?

Thanks.
Jon
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