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FROM THE ESTATE OF GEN. CLARENCE R. HUEBNER, COMMANDER OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION IN THE FIRST WAVE AT OMAHA BEACH Large collection of at least 90 family and personal photographs of varying size, all b/w, including many images of Huebner's loved ones, tellingly including some images of a little girl confidently wearing an Army helmet, etc. Some faded, others attached to photo album pages, yet could likely be removed. Very good condition. CLARENCE R. HUEBNER (1888 - 1972) was the American general who took command of the 1st Infantry Division, popularly known as the 'Big Red One', in early August of 1943. He commanded the division during the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, where it was the first force to face the Germans on Omaha Beach, and he joined his men on the beach the same day. The division was instrumental in the breakthrough following the battle for St. Lo and in foiling the German counteroffensive at Mortain.

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October 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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