Constituted 16 November 1917 as the 6th Division.
Organized 26 November 1917 at Camp McClellan, Alabama.
Inactivated 30 September 1921 at Camp Grant, Illinois.
Activated1 October 1939 at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Redesignated 9 April 1942 as the 9th Motorized Division.
Reorganized and redesignated 21 May 1943 as the 6th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 10 January 1949 in Korea.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Franklin C. Siebert - Assumed command November 1942
Brigadier General Charles E, Hurdis - Assumed command August 1944
Major General Edwin D. Parker - Assumed command September 1944
Major General Charles E. Hurdis - Assumed command March 1945
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 6th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 6th Infantry Division
6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
6th Engineer Combat Battalion
1st Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
63rd Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
1st Field Artillery Battalion
51st Field Artillery Battalion
53rd Field Artillery Battalion
80th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
6th Medical Battalion
706th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
6th Signal Company
6th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
New Guinea (with arrowhead), Luzon (with arrowhead)