Dec 21, 2023
By Andy Johnson
She’s being remembered as a woman who changed history by providing the weather information that stopped the D-Day invasion from occurring during a potentially devastating storm.
The above picture was taken June 6th, 1944 when about 7,000 ships delivered more than 130-thousand troops to the Normandy Coast of France, marking the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany.
Operation Overlord was scheduled for June 5th.
But an Irish weather watcher, named Maureen Flavin, then 21, conveyed data from the Irish Coast that offered the first clues of a major storm, that ultimately delayed the invasion by 24-hours.
Maureen Flavin has died in her native Ireland at the age of 100.