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1st Division

 

 

 

 

 

       

       

1st

 Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:

1st

Type:

Infantry

Nickname:

The Red One

Source:

Regular Army

Theater:

Mediterranean & European

Casualties:

20,659

Days of Combat:

443

Activation Date:

17 Jun 17

Date Sent Overseas:

7 Aug 42 (UK)

Date Entered Combat:

8 Nov 42 (North Africa)

Status June 1946:

active Germany

Other Wars:

WW I, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, Iraq

Commanding General(s):

Maj. Gen. Donald Cubbison    (Feb 41 - Aug 42)
Maj. Gen. Terry de la Mesa Allen    (Aug 42 - Jul 43)
Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner    (Jul 43 - Dec 44)
Maj. Gen. Clift Andrus    (Dec 44 - Aug 46)

 

Campaign(s):

Algeria-French Morocco    (8 Nov 42 - 11 Nov 42)
Tunisia    (17 Nov 42 - 13 May 43)
Sicily    (9 Jul - 17 Aug 43)
Normandy    (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Northern France    (25 Jul 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland    (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
Ardennes-Alsace    (16 Dec 44 - 25 Jan 45)
Central Europe    (22 Mar 45 - 11 May 45)

Notes:
Activation date is the date the division was activated or inducted into federal service (national guard units).
Casualties are number of killed, wounded in action, captured, and missing.
Other Wars are the wars in which the division was mobilized.
The dates after the campaign name are the dates of the campaign not of the divis
ion.