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General Eisenhower in an Army Jeep with President Roosevelt at Eisenhower's Headquarters in Sicily
December 1943

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected General Eisenhower to lead the invasion of France while Eisenhower was serving as the Allied Commander of troops fighting in Italy.  He officially informed Eisenhower of this decision in early December 1943 when he paid a visit to Ike’s Headquarters in Sicily.

National Archives, NARA # 196611.