According to the Birmingham Mail of June 26, the appeal was opened by Air Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
, the Air Officer Commanding Fighter Command, He told crowds at the exhibition: "I feel convinced that the Germans will never be able to carry out consistent intensive raids on the industrial areas of this country again in this war."
(7.) Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
, Eisenhower's tactical air chief, predicted at least 50 percent losses for the airborne forces.
Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
was senior air officer for Operation Jubilee.
At the other end of the expectations scale came the dire predictions of Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
, who predicted to General Dwight Eisenhower, supreme commander of the invasion forces, that the two American divisions would be virtually annihilated in the assault--an authoritative prediction that greatly added to Eisenhower's grievous burden of worries as D-Day approached.
Incidentally, on D-Day both the naval commander, Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, and the air force commander, Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
, were British.
The English air chief marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
, one of the few senior leaders in Overlord who had not seen experience in the Mediterranean, commanded the Allied Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF).
With just one phone call to his uncle - Air Vice-Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
, one of Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower's deputies - David could have got out of the whole "show", as he called it.
9 Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
moved from a key defensive role in Fighter Command.
(5) Despite these maneuvers, many C-47s fell to flak, although not as many as British Air Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
(9) Eisenhower's command, the Allied Expeditionary Force, had an air component, the Allied Expeditionary Air Force, commanded by Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
and comprised of two air forces: the US Ninth Air Force and the British Second Tactical Air Force.