Milličres Liberation Monument -8th Infantry Division.
In a roadside pull off, between two flagpoles.Monument
A gray- blue marble inscribed monument about 4 feet high.
On July 26, 1944 the 8th “Pathfinder” Infantry Division commanded by Major General Donald A. Stroh, launched an offensive during “Operation Cobra” in the direction of Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, but was slowed down by the enemy. The 28th Infantry Regiment, seized the town of Milličres on July 28, 1944 which was defended by German paratroopers of the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 (91. Infantry Division) supported by elements of the SS Panzer- Division “Das Reich”.
Later in August 1944 while operating near Brest, General Stroh’s son, Major Harry A. Stroh of the 378thFighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group was killed was supporting the 8th Infantry Division combat operations.
The text on the Memorial is written in English and French and reads:
-Symbol of the 8th Infantry Division-
IN PROUD MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THE 8th US
WHO LIBERATED MILLIERES
DURING THE PERIOD 26-28 JULY 1944
EN MEMOIRE DES HOMMES
DE LA 8eme DIVISION
QUI ONT LIBERE MILLIERES
DU 26 AU 28 JUILLET 1944
LA COMMUNE RECONNAISSANTE