Wednesday 4 March 2015

Group Captain James Stagg (1900-1975)

Group Captain James Stagg (1900-1975) was the British RAF meteorologist who notably persuaded General Dwight D. Eisenhower to change the date of the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II, from the 5th of June to the 6th of June 1944. A quite momentous decision but this report from The Daily Telegraph dated Saturday 5th June 2004 paints a vastly different picture of Group Captain Stagg's meteorogical capabilities

Philip Eden has done an excellent job in "scotching the myth" After the war Group Captain James Stagg was showered with honours by the establishment and at the time of his death he was
Group Captain Sir James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE
I suppose it goes to show that "bluster and tantrums" coupled with a "social ineptness" can be an asset rather than a liability

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