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D-Day Weather Map Is Most Important In History

by Wochit 0:50 mins

D-Day Weather Map Is Most Important In History

by Wochit 0:50 mins

The forecast for northwest France on June 6, 1944 stands as history's most important weather forecast. Conditions at Omaha Beach and the other landing zones within about 50 miles of Normandy, France had to be just right so as to allow troops to parachute to their landing zones, as well as maneuver their way onshore via amphibious vehicles. With so many military assets being deployed more than 5,000 ships, 13,000 aircraft and 160,000 Allied troops, the weather forecast, at a time when modern meteorology was still in its infancy, was crucial to the success of the mission.

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