US Army Divisions in World War II

5th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:5th
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Red Diamond
Source:Regular Army
Theater: European
Casualties:12,818
Days of Combat:270
Activation Date:16 Oct 39
Date Sent Overseas:11 May 42 (Iceland/UK)
Date Entered Combat:16 Nov 44 (Normandy)
Status June 1946:active Camp Campbell, Kentucky
Other Wars:WW I, Vietnam
Commanding General(s): Brig. Gen. Campbell B. Hodges    (Oct 37 - Sep 40)
Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Cummins    (Sep 40 - Jul 41)
Maj. Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel    (Jul 41 - Aug 41)
Maj. Gen. Cortlandt Parker    (Aug 41 - Jun 43)
Maj. Gen. Stafford L. Irwin    (Jun 43 - Apr 45)
Maj. Gen. Albert E. Brown    (Apr 45 - Jun 46)
 
Campaign(s): Normandy    (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Northern France    (25 Jul 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland    (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
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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