US Army Divisions in World War II

83rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:83rd
Type:Infantry
Nickname:Thunderbolt
Source:Organized Reserves
Theater: European
Casualties:15,910
Days of Combat:244
Activation Date:15 Aug 42
Date Sent Overseas:16 Apr 44 (England)
Date Entered Combat:27 Jun 44 (Normandy)
Status June 1946:inactivated 27 Mar 46
Other Wars:WW I
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Frank W. Milburn    (Aug 42 - Dec 43)
Maj. Gen. Robert C. Macon    (Jan 44 - Jan 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)
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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