Accession Number:

ADA159211

Title:

Weather and Overlord: Contemporary Lessons

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, represents one of the most weather-sensitive military operations ever undertaken. The actual weather constraints for a successful landing were critical and complex. The dramatic story of how weather played in the D-Day decision has been recounted elsewhere. Instead, this report focuses on the process, i.e., how weather support was provided, in order to gain insights applicable to contemporary military operations. The report review the functioning of the supporting weather services including organization, command relationships, scientific state of the art, security, intelligence, and communications. Key conclusions ad lessons applicable to todays operations are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE