"Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment., a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily’s north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo., 1943"
On August 11, 1943, Lt. Col. Bernard led an amphibious assault on German forces near Brolo, Sicily. This photo was likely taken a day or two afterwards as Patton resumed his drive for Messina.
The Allied Invasion of Sicily, aka “Operation Husky” began on July 10, 1943 with combined amphibious and airborne landings.
THE WAR, 1941-1944
From the State Department series: Moving Images Relating to U.S. Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations