US Army Divisions in World War II

3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:3rd
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Rock of the Marne
Source:Regular Army
Theater: Mediterranean & European
Casualties:25,977
Days of Combat:531
Activation Date:12 Nov 17
Date Sent Overseas:8 Nov 42 (North Africa)
Date Entered Combat:8 Nov 42 (North Africa)
Status June 1946:active Gerrmany
Other Wars:WW I, Korea, Iraq
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Charles F. Thompson    (Jul 40 - Aug 41)
Brig. Gen. Charles P. Hall    (Aug 41 - Sep 41)
Maj. Gen. John P. Lucas    (Sep 41 - Mar 42)
Maj. Gen. Jonathan W. Anderson    (Mar 42 - Mar 43)
Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Jr.    (Mar 43 - Feb 44)
Maj. Gen. John W. O'Daniel    (Feb 44 - Dec 45)
Maj. Gen. William R. Schmidt    (Jul 45 - Aug 46)
 
Campaign(s): Tunisia    (17 Nov 42 - 13 May 43)
Sicily    (9 Jul - 17 Aug 43)
Naples-Foggia    (9 Sep 43 - 21 Jan 44)
Anzio    (22 Jan 44 - 24 May 44)
Rome-Arno    (22 Jan 44 - 9 Sep 44)
Southern France    (15 Aug 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland    (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 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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