Constituted 5 August 1917 as the 76th Division.
Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts.
Inactivated 14 January 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts.
Activated in December 1921 with headquarters at Hartford, Connecticut.
Ordered into active military service 15 June 1942 and reorganized at Fort George G, Meade, Maryland.
Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 76th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 31 August 1945 in Germany.
Activated 1 November 1946 with headquarters at Hartford, Connecticut.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General William R. Schmidt - Assumed command December 1942
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 76th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 76th Infantry Division
76th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
301st Engineer Combat Battalion
304th Infantry Regiment
385th Infantry Regiment
417th Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
302nd Field Artillery Battalion
355th Field Artillery Battalion
364th Field Artillery Battalion
901st Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
301st Medical Battalion
776th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
76th Signal Company
76th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe