Graves of Stirling EJ116U Crash at Chateau de Grangues

Living History

These men are all buried at RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY Coll. grave VIA. C. 1-25. The Short Stirling MkIV was one of 2 Stirlings & 4 Horsa Gliders from 620 Sqn RAF that crashed at Chateau de Grangues due to flak on 6th June 1944. My interest in this plane is that 5 men of 6 Airborne Armd Recce were on board. For more information see these links:

Grangues INDEX

Dans le cimetière à côté de l’église

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/36530-new-member-researching-6th-airborne-armoured-reconnaissance-regt/

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/36298-horsa-glider-chalk-numbers-d-day/

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_short_stirling_variants.html

http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/batt_620.htm

First 6 men are Aircrew from 620 Sqn

Next 5 men are 6 Airbourne Armd Recce

Next man is REME

Rest are 7th Light Infantry Parachute Battalion

Cheers

Paul

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