Constituted 5 August 1917 as the 87th Division.
Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Pike, Arkansas.
Inactivated 14 February 1919 at Camp Pike, Arkansas.
Activated 23 September 1921 with headquarters at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ordered into active military service 15 December 1942 and reorganized at Camp McCain, Mississippi as the 87th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 21 September 1945 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Activated 6 November 1946 with headquarters at Birmingham, Alabama.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Frank L. Culin Jr. - Assumed command January 1944
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 87th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 87th Infantry Division
87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
312th Engineer Combat Battalion
345th Infantry Regiment
346th Infantry Regiment
347th Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
334th Field Artillery Battalion
335th Field Artillery Battalion
336th Field Artillery Battalion
912th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
312th Medical Battalion
787th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
87th Signal Company
87th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe