US Army Divisions in World War II

40th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:40th
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Sunburst
Source:National Guard
Theater: Pacific
Casualties:3,025
Days of Combat:265
Activation Date:03 Mar 41
Date Sent Overseas:1 Sep 42 (Hawaii)
Date Entered Combat:24 Apr 44 (New Britian)
Status June 1946:inactivated 7 Apr 46
Other Wars:WW I
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Walter Story    (Mar 41 - Sep 41)
Maj. Gen. Ernest J. Dawley    (Sep 41 - Apr 42)
Maj. Gen. Rapp Brush    (Apr 42 - Jul 45)
Maj. Gen. Donald J. Myers    (Jul 45 - inactivation)
 
Campaign(s): Bismarck Archipelago    (15 Dec 43 - 27 Nov 44)
Leyte    (17 Oct 44 - 1 Jul 45)
Luzon    (15 Dec 44 - 4 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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