[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 Portions of the information may be out of date.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 I
Activated: December 1917.
Major Operations: Division did not fight as such but its regiments saw action.
Casualties: Total 3,534 (KIA - 467; WIA - 3,067).
Commander: Brig. Gen. Roy Hoffmann (15 December 1917).
World War II
Activated: 15 May 1942.
Overseas: 24 January 1944.
Campaigns: New Guinea, Northern Solomons, Bismarck Archipelago.
Awards: DSC-1; DSM-1; SS-5; LM-5; SM-16; BSM-686; AM-27.
Commanders: Maj. Gen. Charles P. Hall (May-October 1942),
Maj. Gen. Fred W. Miller (October 1942-May 1943),
Maj. Gen. Raymond G. Lehman (May 1943-August 1944),
Maj. Gen. Harry H. Johnson (August 1944-September 1945),
Brig. Gen. Leonard R. Boyd (September 1945 to inactivation).
Returned to U.S.: 1 February 1946.
Inactivated: 3 February 1946.
An advance party of the 93rd Infantry Division arrived at Guadalcanal, 29 January 1944. Other echelons
landed 6, 17 February and 5 March, one regiment disembarking at the Russell Islands, 7 February. The
bulk of the division engaged in training, labor and security duties on Guadalcanal, the Treasury
Islands from 7 June, Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, from 30 October. Component units
performed similar duties at Wake Island, 20 January 1945 to 2 October, Finschhafen, 12 October 1944
to 31 March 1945, Los Negros, 29 September 1944 to 16 March 1945, and Blak, 10 October 1944
to 1 October 1945. Combat elements moved to Bougainville Island, 28 March 1944, and were
attached to the Americal Division on the 30th. On that date they entered combat, assisting in
attacks on the enemy perimeter. These elements, the 25th RCT, reconnoitered across
the Laruma River, 2 April, and in the Torokina River Valley, 7 to 12 April 1944. The 25th RCT
operated against the Japanese along the Kuma and East-West Trails during May. The
combat team left for Green Islands during May and June. The 93rd Rcn. Troop attached to
the XIV Corps remained to raid, patrol, and maintain perimeter positions. The troop began
training 12 September 1944, and moved to Finschhafen, 1 November. Security patrols had
scattered contacts with the enemy at Urapas, 3 to 15 January 1945, at
Wardo, 6 November-22 December, and at Wari 31 December. The security detachments at
Wardo and Wari were withdrawn, 9-10 February 1945. Almost all of the Division occupied
Morotai, Dutch New Guinea, 4 April to 21 October 1945. Scattered skirmishes
occurred along the northwestern sector of the island. The 93rd continued its labor and security
missions. It occupied Sansapor, 5 April to 10 July 1945, Middleburg Island, 5 April
to 7 October 1945, and Noemfoor Island, 13 April to 7 June 1945. The Division moved to
Zamboanga, Philippine Islands, where it remained from 1 July 1945 to 7 January 1946. Patrols
encountered light resistance until the end of hostilities, 15 August 1945. Palawan was
occupied, 2 July to 5 December 1945, Jolo, 1 July to 2 October 1945, and Sanga-Sanga, 3 July 1945
to 6 January 1946. The Division arrived at Mindanao 9 October 1945, moved
to Tacloban, Leyte, 13 January 1946, and left for home, 17 January.
Shoulder patch: Black circle containing blue French Army helmet.
6th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
31st Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
37th Infantry Division
38th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
77th Infantry Division
81st Infantry Division
96th Infantry Division
98th Infantry Division
11th Airborne Division
1st Cavalry Division