Today in World War II History—31 May 1944
Friday, May 31, 2019 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—31 May 1944: Countdown to D-day: In England, the loading of assault forces for Operation Overlord (D-day) begins for Force O (Omaha Beach).
At 0700, first “Corncob” blockships that will be sunk for “Gooseberry” breakwaters depart Britain, the first ships to sail for D-day.
Japanese Lt. Gen. Sato Kotoku orders withdrawal from Kohima, India against orders.