FROM THE ESTATE OF GEN. CLARENCE R. HUEBNER, COMMANDER OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION IN THE FIRST WAVE AT OMAHA BEACH Large panoramic photograph, 29.5 x 10 in., a formal group portrait of the 19th Infantry taken at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on May 11, 1939. The reverse side bears a key identifying the soldiers within the image, including 'Lt. Col. Clarence R. Huebner', standing towards the front of the division. Curled, as is normally the case. Some creasing, else very good. Of course, less than two years later, Schofield Barracks would be strafed by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor. CLARENCE R. HUEBNER (1888 - 1972), 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. This lot originates from a direct linear descendant, and will be accompanied by our letter of provenance.