The fourth was chosen to lead the assault on Utah beach thanks to their amphibious training.
PFC Nobles' regiment, the eighth, was the first to land on the beach. The eighth was lead by Colonel James Van Fleet.
Utah beach saw much lighter resistance than its sister beaches, and the fourth secured it quickly. PFC Nobles survived the landing.
This map details the fourth's landing plans
From helping the eighty-second, the fourth was then responsible for taking the city of Cherbourg.
Cherbourg was crucial for the landing of the US invasion force. The battle for Cherbourg was not so easy as Utah had been: the fourth sustained 5,450 casualties and over 800 deaths during the struggle.
But the city was finally taken on June 25, 1944; the same day PFC Nobles was killed in action.