Constituted 20 August 1921 as the 1st Cavalry Division.
Activated 13 September 1921 at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Reorganized and redesignated 4 December 1943 as the 1st Cavalry Division, Special.
Reorganized and redesignated 25 March 1949 as the 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry).
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Innis P. Swift - Assumed command April 1941
Major General Verne D. Mudge - Assumed command August 1944
Major General William C. Chase - Assumed command July 1945
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, Special
Headquarters Troop, 1st Cavalry Division, Special
302nd Reconnaissance Troop
603rd Medium Tank Company
8th Engineer Squadron
1st Signal Troop
1st Medical Squadron
27th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
16th Quartermaster Squadron
Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Cavalry Brigade
5th Cavalry Regiment
12th Cavalry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Brigade
7th Cavalry Regiment
8th Cavalry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
61st Field Artillery Battalion
82nd Field Artillery Battalion
92nd Field Artillery Battalion
271st Field Artillery Battalion
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Leyte (with arrowhead), Luzon