Thursday, June 6, 2019
75 Years Ago, D-Day: Weather Was a Key Factor
9. BAD WEATHER DELAYED THE INVASION.
Troops and supplies were in place by May, but bad weather delayed the launch date of the invasion. On June 5, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in charge of Operation Overlord, decided that the invasion would take place the next day, in part because the weather was still rough and the German planes were grounded.
That same day, British bombers dropped 5,000 tons of bombs on German defenses along the Normandy coast to cripple their defenses before the invasion.