Constituted 5 August 1917 as the 80th Division.
Organized 27 August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia.
Inactivated 5 June 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia.
Activated in December 1921 with headquarters at Richmond, Virginia.
Ordered into active military service 15 July 1942 and reorganized at Camp Forrest, Tennessee.
Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 80th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 4 January 1946 at Cam Kilmer, New Jersey.
Redesignated 15 July 1946 as the 80th Airborne Division.
Activated 23 December 1946 with headquarters at Richmond, Virginia.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Horace L. McBride - Assumed command March 1943
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 80th Infantry Division
80th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
305th Engineer Combat Battalion
317th Infantry Regiment
318th Infantry Regiment
319th Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
313th Field Artillery Battalion
314th Field Artillery Battalion
315th Field Artillery Battalion
905th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
305th Medical Battalion
780th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
80th Signal Company
80th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe