Seventy years ago, June 6th 1944, the Allied invasion of Normandy began. The effort to liberate Europe was scheduled to take place June 5th, but bad weather forced the Allies to postpone the invasion. A team of meteorologist worked on the forecast for D-Day, but General Dwight D. Eisenhower leaned heavily on the Scotsman who lead the team, James Martin Stagg.
John Ross is the author of THE FORECAST FOR D-DAY AND THE WEATHERMAN BEHIND IKE’S GREATEST GAMBLE. He spoke with David Hurand.