Meteorologist saved D-Day 50 years ago
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 75, Issue 24, page 270, 14 June 1994
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1994), Meteorologist saved D-Day 50 years ago, Eos Trans. AGU, 75(24), 270–270, doi:10.1029/EO075i024p00270.(
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June 6, 1944, might have been remembered as doomsday instead of D-Day if General Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief weatherman had been wrong about his forecasts.
When J. M. Stagg was appointed chief meteorological officer of the Allied Forces in October of 1943, he had no idea he would pay a crucial role in shaping world history. Little did he know it would be his analysis on which the U.S. Supreme Commander would base his decision to launch the Allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy.