Lt. General Patton in Sicily, 1943

Lt. General Patton in Sicily, 1943

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Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, from Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment, a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily's north coast, discusses the operational situation with Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. This Signal Corps photo was taken near Brolo, Sicily in August of 1943, during Operation Husky.

Patton is leaning over the back of his WC-57 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 Command Car.

Today in WW II: 24 Sep 1944 US releases Morgenthau Plan, a plan for occupation of post-war Germany and conversion of that country to an agrarian economy, with no industry that could be used to wage war.   
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