United States Army Divisional Organisations
The United States Army deployed three major types of Divisional formation during the Second World War, the Infantry Division, the Armored Division and the Airborne Division. A conscious effort was made to identify a standard structure for each and then adhere to it throughout.
The below links lead to descriptions of the three major types of United States Divisions at particular points in the war.
The United States Infantry Division 1942 to mid 1943
The United States Infantry Division mid 1943 to 1945
The United States Armored Division 1942 to 1943
The United States Armored Division 1944 to 1945
The United States Airborne Division 1943 to 1944
The United States Airborne Division 1945
Two other types of Division were also deployed by the US Army during the conflict. The 1st Cavalry Division saw service in the Pacific, were it was extensively reorganised to operate as an infantry formation. The 2nd Cavalry Division was disbanded without seeing action. 10th Mountain Division served in Italy towards the end of the war.
The US also experimented with both Motorised and Light Infantry Divisions, neither of which were used overseas.
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