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7 May

On 7 May 1945 the war in Europe would end and would end First Army’s mission in Europe and it would begin its redeployment to the U.S. for a new mission in the Pacific.
21 May

21 May 1945 the last First Army Soldiers would depart France for the U.S. “For the first time in eleven months there is no contact with the enemy.  The victory which was won on Omaha and Utah Beaches has reached its climax.  Today belongs to the men of this Army who fought and conquered the enemy from Normandy to the Elbe.  There is no enemy situation to report for there is no longer an enemy to defeat.”
-First Army G2 INSUM as of 072400B, May 1945.