June 4, 1944 – World War II D-Day Postponement

Early in the morning on this day in history, the Allied commanders met again to review the weather forecast in order to nail down the date for the upcoming invasion of the coast in Normandy, France. Once again they decided to postpone, and recalled the ships already at sea. Erwin Rommel, the German commander, returned to Germany from France for his wife’s birthday, believing the weather was too bad for the Allies to make a move before June 8.

That night however, forecasters predicted a 36-hour break in the weather, and the Allies were now considering June 6 as a go.

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