US Army Divisions in World War II

8th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:8th
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Golden Arrow
Source:Regular Army
Theater: European
Casualties:13,986
Days of Combat:266
Activation Date:01 Jul 40
Date Sent Overseas:15 Dec 43 (Ireland)
Date Entered Combat:8 Jul 44 (Normandy)
Status June 1946:inactivated 20 Nov 45
Other Wars:WW I
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Philip B. Peyton    (Jun 40 - Dec 40)
Maj. Gen. James P. Marley    (Dec 40 - Feb 41)
Maj. Gen. William E. Shedd    (Feb 41 - Feb 41)
Maj. Gen. Henry Terrell, Jr.    (Mar 41 - Mar 41)
Maj. Gen. James P. Marley    (Apr 41 - Jul 42)
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Peabody    (Aug 42 - Jan 43)
Maj. Gen. William C. McMahon    (Feb 43 - Jul 44)
Maj. Gen. Donald A. Stroh    (Jul 44 - Dec 44)
Maj. Gen. William G. Weaver    (Dec 44 - Feb 45)
Maj. Gen. Bryant E. Moore    (Feb 45 - Nov 45)
 
Campaign(s): 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)
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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