Jacob L. Devers

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Birthday
8, 1887
Birthplace
York, PA
Death Date
Oct 15, 1979 (92)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1887
Birthplace
York, PA
Death Date
Oct 15, 1979 (92)

About

Commander of the Sixth Army Group during World War II whose troops were the first to reach the Rhine River following D-Day.

Before Fame

He served as an artillery officer during World War I, and in World War II was assigned to organize and train troops for Operation Overlord (The D-Day Invasion of Normandy).

Trivia

He led Operation Dragoon, a World War II mission that pushed into Germany by way of German-occupied France.

Family Life

He grew up in York, Pennsylvania and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1909.

Associated With

He and Omar Bradley both held high-ranking military positions during World War II.