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US Order of Battle

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 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,...

8th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 8th Infantry Division, was an infantry division of the US Army during WW-14 and WW-2. Initially activated in Jan 1918, the unit did not see combat during WW-1 and returned to the USA. Activated again on Jul 1,...

6th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 6th Division (Red Star) was activated first during the month of November 1917 with the following Order of Battle: 11th Infantry Brigade (51-IR, 52-IR and 17th Machine Gun Battalion), 12th Infantry Brigade (53-IR, 54-IR and 18th Machine Gun...

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 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...

4th Infantry Division – WW-2

Activated on Jun 1, 1940, as the 4th Division at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Unit was reorganized as 4th Division (Motorized) on Jul 1, 1940, then as 4th Motorized Division on Jul 11, 1941. It moved then to Dry...

8th Armored Division – WW-2

The 8th Armored Division was activated on Apr 1, 1942, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with "surplus" units of the recently reorganized 4th Armored Division and newly-organized units. The division served as the first official military guardian of the gold...

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...

17th Airborne Division – OOB – WW-2

The 17th Airborne Division (Thunder from Heaven) was officially activated as an airborne division in April 1943 but was not immediately sent to combat, remaining in the United States to complete its training. During this training process, the division...