Reply to post: Re: As a Canadian

75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2

SkippyBing Silver badge

Re: As a Canadian

'Omaha was a horrible location, but the naval component also buggered things up. The rocket-launcher barges were wrongly positioned, so the barage fell short of the beach.'

There was also, I believe, an issue in the opposite direction as the air bombardment had to be done using RADAR as there was too much cloud cover for visual aiming. Consequently most of their ordinance fell long as they delayed release to make sure they didn't hit the men on the beach, and so mostly missed the bunkers they were aiming for.

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