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US Order of Battle

5th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 5th Division was activated on Dec 11, 1917, eight months after the United States entered into World War One, at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas and began training for deployment to the Western Front. Sent oversea, as a part...

2nd Infantry Division – WW-2

The 2nd Division was first constituted on Sept 21, 1917, in the Regular Army. It was organized on Oct 26, 1917, at Bourmont, Department of the Haute-Marne, France. When the unit's activation order was transmitted to the HQs of...

2nd Cavalry Division (H-C) -WW-2

The activation of the 9th Armored Division created several logistical problems at Fort Riley and Camp Funston. The installations that had accommodated a single division were now home to a division and an additional Cavalry Brigade. Consequently, the 4th...

2nd Cavalry Division (H) – WW-2

Placed on the rolls of the Army in 1921, the 2nd Cavalry Division was not activated until Apr 1941. As part of the Protective Mobilization Plan, the division was reserved for activation at Fort Riley, Kansas, but due to...

2nd Armored Division – WW-2

The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on Jul 15, 1940, by reorganizing and redesignating the Provisional Tank Brigade composed of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks), the 67th Infantry Regiment (Medium Tanks), and the 68th...

1st Cavalry Division – WW-2

The history of the 1st Cavalry Division began in 1921 after the army established a permanent cavalry division Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) on Apr 4, 1921. It authorized a square division organization of 7.463 officers and men,...

1st Infantry Division – WW-2

The 1st Division also nicknamed Fighting First or Big Red One, is the oldest division in the US Army and has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917. The division started preparing for World War II by moving...

1st Armored Division – WW-2

Col Daniel Van Voorhis took a cadre of 175 officers and enlisted men from Fort Eustis to Fort Knox in February 1932, and established a Provisional Armored Car Platoon. This was based on an earlier effort but was predicated...

7th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 7-D was activated on Dec 6, 1917, eight months after the American entry into World War I, as the 7-D of the Regular Army at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. One month later, the unit prepared to deploy to Europe...