City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
(Operations Torch and Overlord Headquarters)
In this buiding 24 June 1942 - 8 November 1942 General of the Army Dwight D Eisenhower Supreme Allied Commander formed the first Allied force headquarters and in conjunction with the commanders of the fighting services of the Allied nations and the authorities in Washington and London planned and launched Operation "Torch" for the Liberation of North Africa and later 16 January 1944 - 6 June 1944 as Supreme Allied Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in conjunction with the commanders of the fighting services of the Allied nations and authorities in Washington and London he planned and launched Operation "Overlord" for the liberation of North West Europe
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 51° 30.434′ N, 0° 8.048′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on St Jame's Square just north of Pall Mall, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 St Jame's Square, City of Westminster, England SW1Y 4JR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Winsor (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brigade of Guards (about 90 meters away); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (about 120 meters away); Robert Falcon Scott (about 150 meters away); Franklin (about 150 meters away); John Fox Burgoyne (about 180 meters away); John First Lord Lawrence (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Operation Torch (Wikipedia). "Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) was the Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942. It is the first major operation that US troops undertook in the European / North African theatre of World War II." (Submitted on April 26, 2018.)
2. Operation Overlord (Wikipedia). "Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 (Submitted on April 26, 2018.)
Additional keywords. St Jame's
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.