General Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower was the chief general in charge of the US forces during World War II, and later went on to be President. This photo was taken a year after victory over Axis forces in WWII. Karsh would go on to photograph Eisenhower as President and in his retirement, where he delighted in showing Karsh the oil painting that he was working on of Churchill for which he used Karsh’s portrait as a source. Date: 1946. Photographer: Yousuf Karsh.
Prior to becoming President of the United States, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the Second World War. He was instrumental in planning the successful invasion of Occupied Europe in 1944, better known as D-Day.
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with 101st Airborne Division paratroopers before they board airplanes and gliders to take part in a parachute assault into Normandy as part of the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day
"We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking." -- General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Order of the Day (2 June 1944). Message to troops before the Normandy landings