Taken from our Bombing For D-Day feature by Thomas Withington, this map shows the railyards in France targeted by the RAF as well as the D-Day Allied landing spots. After initial scepticism from the likes of Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris, the vital Transportation Plan of 1944 was put in motion to great effect in preparation for and in support of the Normandy landings.

Railyards at Lille, Treppes, and Le Mans were targeted as part of the Transportation Plan, both to damage Nazi infrastructure, and to draw attention away from the intended Allied landing spots.

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