US Army Divisions in World War II

31st Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:31st
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Dixie
Source:National Guard
Theater: Pacific
Casualties:1,733
Days of Combat:245
Activation Date:25 Nov 40
Date Sent Overseas:24 Apr 44 (New Guinea)
Date Entered Combat:3 Jul 44 (New Guinea)
Status June 1946:inactivated 21 Dec 45
Other Wars:WW I
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. John C. Persons    (Nov 40 - Sep 44)
Maj. Gen. Clarence A. Martin    (Sep 44 - inactivation)
 
Campaign(s): New Guinea    (24 Jan 43 - 31 Dec 44)
Leyte    (17 Oct 44 - 1 Jul 45)
Southern Philippines    (27 Feb 45 - 4 Jul 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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