Constituted 26 December 1942 as the 13th Airborne Division.
Activated 13 August 1943 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Inactivated 25 February 1946 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
COMMANDER IN COMBAT
Major General Elbridge G. Chapman Jr. - Assumed command November 1943
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 13th Airborne Division
129th Airborne Engineer Combat Battalion
326th Glider Infantry Regiment
515th Parachute Infantry Regiment
517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
458th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
676th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
677th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
153rd Airborne Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
222nd Airborne Medical Company
713th Airborne Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
513th Airborne Signal Company
409th Airborne Quartermaster Company
13th Parachute Maintenance Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION