4th Infantry Division
The Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson
7.12.1944 - Ste. Mere-Eglise, France: Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt) seen hours before he died of a coronary thrombosis. The 4th Infantry Division commander described him as “the most gallant soldier and finest gentleman I have ever known.”
Four GIs of the US 4th Infantry Division look up at Allied bombers heading to bomb German positions at the start of Operation Cobra on July 25, 1944.Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First Army seven weeks after the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 in order to punch through German defenses and allow the US forces to advance beyond the Normandy front.