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Video - Where was the Kriegsmarine on D-Day?

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I love the historical POV this contributor brings up on his channel. I learn so much each time.

 

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I watch his videos a well and find them very informative.

 

Also check out the Great War channel. I've learned a lot more beyond my public school education on WWI.
 

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My dad was an aviation radioman flying in Avengers off of CVEs during the war (convoy escort missions mostly) and when I asked him what they'd done during Operation Overlord, replied, "Oh, we were tooling around the Bay of Biscay looking for any U-boats that sortied."  Looks like it wasn't very many.

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Yeah, basically surface fleet had been almost scrapped or trapped at that point, U-boats were on the run, and side from the fact at that point even the Luftwaffe's back was pretty much broken they were doing fighter sweeps well ahead of the landings for anything even trying to get off the ground. Throw in the fact they were positive the attack was being led elsewhere by Patton's phantom force of balloons, too long to realize "nope, this is actually the invasion". 

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