My father was mostly known as a famous geologist* but he was very proud of his service in World War II. As an officer during the war, he was trained as an oceanographic meteorologist in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was awarded the bronze star for his work in forecasting the surf conditions during the Normandy D-Day invasion. One of his prize possessions is his original copy of the top secret plans for the D-Day invasion known to historians as the Neptune Monograph.
The 72nd anniversary of the Normandy invasion is on June 6th, 2016. In honor of my father, and all the veterans of World War II here is a gallery of photos of the Neptune Monograph.
My father passed away on May 13th, 2015, an hour after his 98th birthday. He lived a remarkable life and spent his last 25 years in Montecito, California near Santa Barbara.
Several years ago my father wrote a book about his wartime experiences called Surf Forecasting for Invasions during World War II available at martymagic.com/books
There is a Amazon Kindle version of Surf Forecasting for Invasions during World War II
There is a Kindle version of the Chapter 4 Forecasting Waves for the Normandy Invasion
*My father was former chairman of the geology department at UCLA and UCSB, member U.S. National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Professor Emeritus UCSB, Penrose medal, Fulbright Award, Guggenheim Scholarship, etc.