Constituted 16 December 1942 as the 17th Airborne Division.
Activated 15 April 1942 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
Inactivated 14 September 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts.
Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Pickett, Virginia.
Inactivated 10 June 1949 at Camp Pickett, Virginia.
COMMANDER IN COMBAT
Major General William M. Miley - Assumed command April 1943
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 17th Airborne Division
139th Airborne Engineer Combat Battalion
194th Glider Infantry Regiment
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
513th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
464th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
681st Glider Field Artillery Battalion
155th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
224th Airborne Medical Company
717th Airborne Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
517th Airborne Signal Company
411th Airborne Quartermaster Company
17th Parachute Maintenance Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe