Eisenhower Called on British Weather Forecaster For D-Day

The 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy was remembered around the world Friday.

The weather played an important role in the invasion, according to the author of the book, “The Forecast For D-Day.” John Ross says, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s weather advisor, James Stagg recommended the June 6TH, 1944 for the invasion, based on his forecast for Eisenhower’s original day of the invasion,
June 5th.

“The waves were really high and the wind was strong. The ground was covered with clouds. The bombers couldn’t bomb and the paratroopers couldn’t land and the Navy couldn’t put soldiers and materials on the shore. If they tried to land on the 5th of June, it would have been a disaster.”

Ross says, James Stagg was a civilian member of the British Weather Bureau. Ross was a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning. Stagg passed away in 1975.

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