Major Hugh Pownall Maguire

Army Number: 130962

Former Royal Ulster Rifles

At Arnhem: General Staff Officer (Intellingence)

Prisoner of War, Oflag VIIB, Eichstatt, Germany, POW Number 642

Prisoner of War Operation Pegasus 2

Arnhem Film Unit: Liaison Officer (For General Urquhart)


Born: 29-11-1911, Crosserlough, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Passed away: 02-03-1961, Hammersmith, London


Major Maquire flew in on the 17th in Chalk No.435, on board a jeep, trailer, 7 men  (Signals) including Lance Corporal MacFarlane, of Royal Signals, 1st Airborne Division HQ.  Due to heavy clouds and failure of the tow rope angle indicator, it was decided to release the towrope from the tugplane and make an premature landing. The Horsa came down in a field between  Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, and ended up in a bondary ditch, near South Cerney Airfield. They took off again the following day from RAF Fairford. 

The Gliderpilots of Chalk No.435, with photo of Staff-Sergeant Duns, the loading list, a copy of Sgt Bryant logbook, photo and newspaper article.                              (Credits R de Heer/Selena/Stephanie Hardy), copyright Bryant family.