(See C. D. Yung, pp. 20-25, June 2009 Naval History)
Michael Whitby, Senior Naval Historian, Canadian Department of National Defence
It was a pleasure to read Christopher Yung's account of the role of the minesweepers in Operation Neptune, and it is interesting to note that Canadian minesweepers were among those leading American Soldiers onto Omaha Beach. The Canadian 31st Minesweeping Flotilla was one of ten such units clearing lanes for the assault groups.