79th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II
|Nickname:||Cross of Lorraine|
|Days of Combat:||248|
|Activation Date:||15 Jun 42|
|Date Sent Overseas:||16 Apr 44 (United Kingdom)|
|Date Entered Combat:||19 Jun 44 (Normandy)|
|Status June 1946:||inactivated 11 Dec 45|
|Other Wars:||WW I, Korea|
Maj. Gen. Ira T. Wyche
(Jun 42 - May 45)
Brig. Gen. LeRoy H. Watson (May 45 - Jul 45)
Maj. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe (Jul 45 - Aug 45)
Brig. Gen. LeRoy H. Watson (Aug 45 - inactivation)
Normandy (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Northern France (25 Jul 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
Central Europe (22 Mar 45 - 11 May 45)
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.