Norman Cota, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Norman Cota

U.S. Army Major General

Date of Birth: 30-May-1893

Place of Birth: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 04-Oct-1971

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Norman Cota

  • Major General Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota, Sr.
  • (May 30, 1893 – October 4, 1971) was a senior United States Army officer who fought during World War II.
  • Cota was heavily involved in the planning and execution of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in June 1944, codenamed Operation Neptune, and the subsequent Battle of Normandy.
  • He is famous for rallying demoralized troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day, by engaging in combat with them and personally leading their first successful breakout, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

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