Constituted 19 October 1920 as the 44th Division.
Organized 20 March 1924 with headquarters at Trenton, New Jersey.
Ordered into federal service 16 September 1940 at Trenton, New Jersey.
Reorganized and redesignated 18 February 1942 as the 44th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 30 November 1945 at Camp Chafee, Arkansas.
Redesignated 5 July 1946 as the 50th Armored Division.
Activated 14 October 1946 with headquarters at Newark, New Jersey.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Robert F. Spragins - Assumed command August 1944
Major General William F. Dean - Assumed command December 1944
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 44th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 44th Infantry Division
44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
63rd Engineer Combat Battalion
74st Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
324th Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
156th Field Artillery Battalion
157th Field Artillery Battalion
217th Field Artillery Battalion
220th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
119th Medical Battalion
744th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
44th Signal Company
44th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe