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D-Day 1944

How weather conditions of June 1944 helped lead the allied assualt on Normandy to victory

matt garcia

on 25 March 2011

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June 1944 Sources
1) http://london.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/4/dday/pdfs/DDayWeather.pdf
2) http://www.ecmwf.int/research/era/dday/
3) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1463671/Bad-weather-nearly-brought-down-D-Day.html Weather conditions were vital to the success of the Normandy invasion and to the victory of WWII. Matthew Garcia
5th Period
24 March 2011 Meterorologists and Generals collaborated on when to invade normandy and decided to invade on June 5 But due to high winds and forecasted storms that day the invasion was postponed and would have remained so On Late June 4 Meteorologists of the Met Department spotted a break in bad weather on June 6 In the early hours of June 5 Generals gave the go ahead for the invasion Because of a full moon... there was a low tide to allow ships to see beach mines and created night time visibility for aircraft carrying paratroopers the night before If the invasion were to have been delayed a fortnight as intended troops would have sailed across the English Channel in a fierce storm possibly causing more casualties and clouds allowed bombers to weaken enemy defenses without being fully exposed to anti-air guns Allied troops claimed victory over Normandy
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