Constituted 17 December 1917 as the 8th Division.
Organized 5 January 1918 at Camp Fremont, California.
Inactivated 5 September 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia.
Activated 1 July 1940 at Camp Jackson, South Carolina.
Redesignated 9 April 1942 as the 8 Motorized Division.
Reorganized and redesignated 15 May 1943 as the 8th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 20 November 1945 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Activated 17 August 1950 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General William C. McMahon - Assumed command February 1943
Major General Donald A. Stroh - Assumed command July 1944
Major General William G. Weaver - Assumed command November 1944
Brigadier General Bryant E. Moore - Assumed command February 1945
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 8th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 8th Infantry Division
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
12th Engineer Combat Battalion
13th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Regiment
121st Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
28th Field Artillery Battalion
43rd Field Artillery Battalion
45th Field Artillery Battalion
55th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
8th Medical Battalion
708th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
8th Signal Company
8th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe