75th Infantry Division (WWII)

75th Infantry Division

Army Lineage Series

Armies, Corps, Divisions and Seperate Brigades

Compiled by John B. Wilson

Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, D.C., 1987

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

75th Infantry Division


Constituted 24 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Infantry Division.

Activated 15 April 1943 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Inactivated 14 November 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.

Alloted 21 February 1952 to the Organized Reserve Corps.

Assigned 1 March 1952 to the Fourth Army (later redesignated as the Fourth United States Army) and activated at Houston, Texas. (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve.)

Inactivated 15 February 1957 at Houston, Texas.

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II



Central Europe


Headquarters Company entitled to Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER (Headquarters Company, 75th Infantry Division, cited; GO 82, 75th Infantry Division, 1945)

75th Infantry Division Bibliography

Cole, Hugh M. The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge. United States Army in World War II. Washington:Government Printing Office, 1965

Conquer: The story of Ninth Army, 1944-1945. Washington: Infantry Journal Press, 1947. Reprint. Nashville: Battery Press, 1980.

Kahn, E.J.,Jr., and McLemore,H. Fighting Divisions. Washington: Infantry Journal Press, 1945.

Reprint. Washington: Zenger Publishing Co., 1980

MacDonald, Charles B. The last Offensive. United States in World War II. Washington:Government Printing Office, 1973

Pictorial History of the 75th Infantry Division. Atlanta: Albert Love Enterprises, 1944

Pictorial History of the 75th Infantry Division, 1944-1945. Baton Rouge: Army and Navy Publishing Co.,1946

The 75th. G.I. Stories....Paris, 1945.

The 75th Infantry Division in Combat. n.p., 1945

Toland, John. Battle: The story of the Bulge. New York: Random House, 1959

(Author: We are interested to buy these books and to hear about other books about the 75th. Please send us an E-Mail. Thanks.)


75th.Inf.Div. Homepage