Constituted 10 July 1943 as the 71st Light Division.
Activated 15 July 1943 at Camp Carson, Colorado.
Redesignated 26 May 1944 as the 71st Infantry Division.
Inactivated 11 March 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Willard G. Wyman - Assumed command November 1944
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 71st Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 71st Infantry Division
71st Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
271st Engineer Combat Battalion
5th Infantry Regiment
14th Infantry Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
564th Field Artillery Battalion
607th Field Artillery Battalion
608th Field Artillery Battalion
609th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
370th Medical Battalion
771st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
571st Signal Company
71st Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Rhineland, Central Europe