Huebner was promoted to brigadier general in February 1942 and came to the attention of Army chief of staff General George C. Marshall. Promoted to major general in March 1943, Huebner became deputy chief of staff to British General Sir Harold Alexander in North Africa. In August 1943, Huebner replaced Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen in command of the 1st Infantry Division. He led the division, nicknamed the "Big Red One," onto Omaha Beach in Normandy on 6 June 1944. When the war ended in Europe, he was commander of V Corps. Lieutenant General Huebner retired in November 1950 and died in Washington, D.C., on 23 September 1972.
John F. Votaw
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