US Army Divisions in World War II

82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:82nd
Type:Airborne
Nickname:All American
Source:Regular Army
Theater: Mediterranean & European
Casualties:9,073
Days of Combat:422
Activation Date:25 Mar 42
Date Sent Overseas:10 May 43 (Casablanca)
Date Entered Combat:9 Jul 43 (Sicily)
Status June 1946:active Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Other Wars:WW I, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, Iraq
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Omar Bradley    (Mar 42 - Jun 42)
Maj. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway    (Jun 42 - Aug 44)
Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin    (Aug 44 - Mar 48)
 
Campaign(s): Sicily    (9 Jul - 17 Aug 43)
Naples-Foggia    (9 Sep 43 - 21 Jan 44)
Rome-Arno    (22 Jan 44 - 9 Sep 44)
Normandy    (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Rhineland    (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
Ardennes-Alsace    (16 Dec 44 - 25 Jan 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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