The 28th Infantry Division became part of another encirclement, intended to trap German forces west of the Seine River.
From Mortagne, the division advanced in concert with the 2ndArmored Division, overcoming resistance the tankers bypassed.
Despite rain, mud and poor visibility, the advance progressed quickly.
The 28th Infantry Division attacked and seized the city of Verneuil, thus securing important crossings of the Aure River.
The division then reduced Breteuil, and drove on towards Elbeuf.
The Germans assembled the remnants of several panzer divisions to defend Elbeuf, hoping to keep the Seine crossings open long enough to facilitate further escapes.
On 25 August combined arms teams from the 28th Infantry Division and the 2nd Armored Division forced their way into Elbeuf, securing the town the following day.
Meanwhile Paris fell to the French 2nd Armored Division and the American 4th Infantry Division, and the allies seized multiple crossings along the Seine River.
The Battle for France was becoming a rout.