US Army Divisions in World War II

101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:101st
Type:Airborne
Nickname:Screaming Eagle
Source:Regular Army
Theater: European
Casualties:9,328
Days of Combat:214
Activation Date:15 Aug 42
Date Sent Overseas:15 Sep 43 (England)
Date Entered Combat:6 Jun 44 (D-Day)
Status June 1946:inactivated 30 Nov 45
Other Wars:Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, Iraq
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. William C. Lee    (Aug 42 - Mar 44)
Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor    (Mar 44 - Dec 44)
Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe    (Dec 44 - Dec 44)
Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor    (Dec 44 - Sep 45)
 
Campaign(s): Normandy    (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 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 division.


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