The drop of Major Andrew KYRLE POPE

 

 

Text Box:  Major Andrew Alex KYRLE POPE was the D.A.A and Q.M.G. 3rd Para brigade.

His intended Dropping Zone was D.Z. V, Varaville.

He had to reach the building selected to be the Headquarters of 3rd Para brigade at LE MESNIL.

But the pilot of the Dakota got lost and he dropped at the wrong place (10 miles away!)

Unfortunately for him, he dropped into a farm, Le Grand Colleville, which were German Barracks at that time.

He was shot and mortally wounded, Captain W.E. CHURCH, Medical Officer of 3rd Para Brigade, treated Major Pope when he was dying of wounds.