Constituted 5 September 1918 as the 97th Division.
Organized 26 September 1918 at Camp Cody, New Mexico.
Inactivated 22 December 1922 at Camp Cody, New Mexico.
Activated in December 1921 with headquarters at Manchester, New Hampshire.
Ordered into active military service 25 February 1943 and reorganized at Camp Swift, Texas as the 97th Infantry Division.
Inactivated 31 March 1946 in Japan.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Milton B. Halsey - Assumed command January 1944
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 97th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company, 97th Infantry Division
97th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
322nd Engineer Combat Battalion
302nd Infantry Regiment
386th Infantry Regiment
387th Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
303rd Field Artillery Battalion
386th Field Artillery Battalion
389th Field Artillery Battalion
922nd Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters, Special Troops
322nd Medical Battalion
797th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
97th Signal Company
97th Quartermaster Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Central Europe, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Streamer (without inscription)