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[Webmaster Note: The following division information is reproduced from the public domain publication, The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950. Portions of the information may be out of date. Only minor formatting changes and typographical corrections have been made.]

World War II

Activated: Originally activated 1 April 1941, elements of the Division were transferred and inactivated 15 July 1942; inactive elements were reactivated 25 February 1943, with Negro enlisted personnel.
Overseas: Arrived at Oran, North Africa, 9 March 1944.
Campaigns: None.
Commanders: Brig. Gen. Terry de la Mesa Allen (April 1941-May 1941), Brig. Gen. John Millikin (June 1941-April 1942), Brig. Gen. John B. Coulter (May 1942-June 1942), Maj. Gen. Harry H. Johnson (February 1943-March 1944).
Inactivated: 10 May 1944, in the NATO.

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