A Dakota carrying the IDF Chief of General Staff, Maj. Gen. Moshe Dayan, lands at A-Tur in early afternoon. Dayan explains to the Paratroop batallion commanders that they have to advance southward rapidly to ease the burden on the 9th Regiment. The commander of  890th Brigade arrived at A-Tur the following day and the paratroopers prepared for a final effort – aiding the attack on Sharm a-Sheikh.