Constituted 5 August 1917 as the 83rd Division.
Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Sherman, Ohio.
Inactivated 8 October 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio.
Activated 27 September 1921 with headquarters at Columbus, Ohio.
Ordered into active military service 15 August 1942 and reorganized at Camp Atterbury, Indiana as the 83rd Infantry Division.
Inactivated 27 March 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
Activated 1 October 1946 with headquarters at Cleveland, Ohio.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Robert G. Macon - Assumed command January 1944
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 83rd Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 83rd Infantry Division
83rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
308th Engineer Combat Battalion
329th Infantry Regiment
330th Infantry Regiment
331st Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
332nd Field Artillery Battalion
323rd Field Artillery Battalion
324th Field Artillery Battalion
908th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
308th Medical Battalion
783rd Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
83rd Signal Company
83rd Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe