Document Source: Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian, Paris, France, December 20, 1945.

Wartime Hunting

4-IDActivated on June 1, 1940, as the 4th Division at Fort Benning (Georgia), the Unit was reorganized as 4th Division (Motorized) on July 1, 1940, then as 4th Motorized Division on July 11, 1941. It moved then to Dry Prong (Louisiana), on August 1, 1941, for the IV Corps Louisiana Maneuvers and returned to Fort Benning on August 27, 1941. It moved then to Fort Jackson (South Carolina) on October 30, 1941, for the First Army Carolina Maneuvers and was sent back to Fort Benning on December 3, 1941. On December 29, the 4th Division arrived at Camp Gordon (Georgia), and finally, went to Carolina Maneuver Area on July 7, 1942. The 4th Division returned to Camp Gordon on August 31, 1942, and moved to Fort Dix (New Jersey), on April 12, 1943, where it was re-designated to 4th Infantry Division on August 4, 1943. Sent, then, to Camp Johnston (Florida), on September 19, 1943, for the III Corps Carrabelle Maneuvers the 4-ID was sent to Fort Jackson (South Carolina), on December 1, 1943, and staged at Camp Kilmer (New Jersey), on January 4, 1944, until departed the New York POE on January 18, 1944. The Division landed in England on January 26, 1944, and was ready to start fighting.

Casualties

Killed in Action, 4488
Wounded in Action, 16.985
Missing in Action, 860
Captured, 121
Battle Casualties, 22.454
Non-Battle Casualties, 13.091
Total Casualties, 35.545

Beach Landing

Commanding Generals

Maj Gen Walter E. Prosser, Jun 1940 – Oct 1940
Maj Gen Lloyd R. Fredendall, Oct 1940 – Aug 1941
Maj Gen Oscar W. Griswold, Aug 1941 – Oct 1941
Maj Gen Harold R. Bull, Oct 1941 – Dec 1941
Maj Gen Terry de la Mesa Allen, Dec 1941 – Jan 1942
Maj Gen Fred C. Wallace, Jan 1942 – Jan 1944
Maj Gen Raymond O. Barton, Jan 1944 – Sep 1944
Brig Gen Harold W. Blakeley, Sep 1944 – Sep 1944
Maj Gen Harold R. Bull, Sep 1944 – Sep 1944
Brig Gen James A. Van Fleet, Sep 1944 – Oct 1944
Maj Gen Raymond O. Barton, Oct 1944 – Dec 1944
Brig Gen Harold W. Blakeley, Dec 1944 – Mar 1945
Maj Gen Harold W. Blakeley, Mar 1945 – Nov 1945
Maj Gen George P. Hays, Nov 1945.

Assistant Division Commanders

Brig Gen Henry A. Barber, 28 Jan 1944
Col George A. Taylor, 9 Jul 1944
Brig Gen George A. Taylor, 1 Aug 1944
Brig Gen James A. Van Fleet, 19 Sept 1944
Col James S. Rodwell, 10 Oct 1944
Brig Gen James S. Rodwell, 7 Dec 1944

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Artillery Commanders

Brig Gen Harold W. Blakeley, 28 Jan 1944
Col Richard T. Guthrie, 28 Dec 1944

Chiefs of Staff

Col James S. Rodwell, 28 Jan 1944
Lt Col Richard S. Marr, 2 Jul 1944
Col Richard S. Marr, 28 Jul 1944

Assistant Chiefs of Staff G-1

Maj William E. Walkup, 28 Jan 1944
Lt Col Garlen R. Bryant, 15 Mar 1944

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

Lt Col Harry F. Hansen, 28 Jan 1944.

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Assistant Chiefs of Staff G-3

Lt Col Orlando C. Troxel, Jr, 28 Jan 1944
Maj David B. Goodwin, 13 Jun 1944
Lt Col David B. Goodwin, 16 Jul 1944
Maj John L. Delaney, 31 Aug 1944
Lt Col John L. Delaney, 27 Sep 1944
Lt Col Dee W. Stone, 10 Apr 1945

Assistant Chiefs of Staff G-4

Lt Col Richard S. Marr, 28 Jan 1944
Maj Guy O. Deyoung, Jr, 2 Jul 1944
Lt Col Guy O. Deyoung, Jr, 20 Oct 1944.

Assistant Chiefs of Staff G-5

Maj Philip A. Hart, Jr, 10 Apr 1944
Lt Col Dee W. Stone, 31 May 1944

Adjutants General

Lt Col Garlen R. Bryant, 28 Jan 1944
Maj George H. Garde, 15 May 1944
Maj Frank C. Castagnetto, 28 Aug 1944
Lt Col Frank C. Castagnetto, 28 Sep 1944

COs, 8th Infantry Regiment

Col James A. Van Fleet, 28 Jan 1944
Col James S. Rodwell, 2 Jul 1944
Col Richard G. McKee, 22 Sep 1944

COs, 12th Infantry Regiment

Col Russell P. Reeder, Jr, 28 Jan 1944
Col James S. Luckett, 11 Jun 1944
Col Robert H. Chance, 21 Nov 1944

COs, 22d Infantry Regiment

Col Hervey A. Tribolet, 28 Jan 1944
Col Robert T. Foster, 26 Jun 1944
Col Charles T. Lanham, 19 Jul 1944
Lt Col John F. Ruggles, 3 Mar 1945
Col John F. Ruggles, 22 Apr 1945

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Order of Battle 1944-1945

HQs & Hqs Company
8th Infantry Regiment
12th Infantry Regiment
22nd Infantry Regiment
4th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
4th Engineer Combat Battalion
4th Medical Battalion
4th Division Artillery
29th Field Artillery Battalion (105 MM Howitzer)
42nd Field Artillery Battalion (105 MM Howitzer)
44th Field Artillery Battalion (105 MM Howitzer)
20th Field Artillery Battalion (155 MM Howitzer)
Special Troops
704th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
4th Quartermaster Company
4th Signal Company
Military Police Platoon
Band

4-ID – Attachments
Antiaircraft Artillery

377th AAA AW Bn (Mbl), 14 Jun 44 – 22 Mar 45
Btry B, 453d AAA AW Bn (Mbl), 18 Jun – 3 Jul 44
129th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl), 9 Jul 44 – 10 Jul 44
Btry D, 129th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl), 11 Jul 44 – 15 Jul 44
377th AAA AW Bn (Mbl), 23 Mar 45 – 27 Mar 45
377th AAA AW Bn (Mbl), 6 Apr 45 – 9 May 45

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