US Army Divisions in World War II

81st Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:81st
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Wildcat
Source:Organized Reserves
Theater: Pacific
Casualties:2,314
Days of Combat:166
Activation Date:15 Jun 42
Date Sent Overseas:6 Jul 44 (Hawaii)
Date Entered Combat:17 Sep 44 (Palau)
Status June 1946:inactivated 20 Jan 46
Other Wars:WW I, Korea
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Gustave H. Franke    (Jun 42 - Aug 42)
Maj. Gen. Paul J. Mueller    (Aug 42 - inactivation)
 
Campaign(s): Western Pacific    (15 Jun 44 - 2 Sep 45)
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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