Cutting the Cotentin Peninsula Monument-9th Infantry Division
In the center of the roadway.Monument
A black inscribed marble set on white marble base; the memorial is about 8 feet high.
The memorial remembers General Omar Bradley’s First Army’s effort to “cut-off” and entrap enemy forces on the northern end of the Cotentin Peninsula after the Normandy landings in June 1944.
The First Army VII Corps led by the 9th "Old Reliables" Infantry Division (60th Infantry Regiment) attacked across the peninsula and cut off enemy forces by taking Barneville-Carteret on June 13, 1944.
The text on the Monument is in French and reads:
LE 13 JUIN 1944
LA 9eme DIVISION DU 7eme CORPS
DE LA 1ere ARMEE AMERICAINE
LA COUPURE DU COTENTIN
ON JUNE 13, 1944
THE 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION OF THE 7TH CORPS
OF THE US FIRST ARMY
THE CUT-OFF OF THE COTENTIN