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24th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 24th Infantry Division traces its lineage to Army units activated in Hawaii. It was activated under the Square Division Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) on March 1, 1921 as the Hawaiian Division at Schofield Barracks, Oahu. The...

13th Airborne Division – WW-2

The 13th Airborne Division (nicknamed Black Cats, because this unit was activated on a Friday the 13th and was sent home to be disbanded without firing a shot in anger, except for the 517-PRCT) was another brand new division...

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...

11th Armored Division – WW-2

The 11th Armored Division (Thunderbolt) was activated on August 15, 1942, at Camp Polk, Louisiana and moved on June 24, 1943, for the 3-A #3 Louisiana Maneuvers. Transferred then to Camp Barkeley, Texas, on September 5, 1943, the 11-AD...

11th Airborne Division – WW-2

The 11th Airborne Division (nicknamed Angels) was a US Army Airborne formation, first activated on February 25 1943. Different from their sister divisions, the 13th Parachute Infantry Division, the 17th Parachute Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division and the...

10th Mountain Division – WW-2

The 10th Light Division (Pack Alpine) was constituted on Jul 10, 1943, and activated five days later at Camp Hale, Colorado, under the command of Brig Gen Lloyd E. Jones. At the time, the division had a strength of...

10th Armored Division – WW-2

The US 10th Armored Division was activated on Jul 15, 1942, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and moved on Jun 24, 1943, to the Second Army #2 Tennessee Maneuvres. On Sept 5, the 10-AD moved to Camp Gordon, Georgia, then,...

9th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 9th Infantry Division was activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Aug 1, 1940, as the 9th Division and participated in both, the Oct and Nov 1941 Carolina Maneuvers before being sent to amphibious training under the Atlantic...

9th Armored Division – WW-2

The 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted on August 29, 1917, and organized as Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 15th Cavalry Division in December of the same year. The 3rd Brigade demobilized on July 15, 1919, and reconstituted on August...

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...