Wednesday, August 15, 2012

German fuel reserve - Normandy 1944

Here is an interesting bit of information regarding the German fuel supply in the West. It seems to me that the Germans responded as if the Normandy operation was the real invasion and not a diversionary operation.

The German petrol situation became even more critical. Between 9 and 13 June the Quartermaster General West dispatched his entire petrol reserve to Normandy.
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O. Qu. West released 924.000 gallons of fuel between 9 and 10 June. By 13 June his reserve stocks were down to a mere 7.150 gallons.

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