Constituted 23 July 1918 as the 101st Division.
Organized 2 November 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Inactivated 11 December 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Activated 10 September 1921 with headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Disbanded 15 August 1942, and concurrently reconstituted as the 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.
Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France.
Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky.
Inactivated 27 May 1949 at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky.
Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Maxwell - Assumed command March 1944
Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe - Assumed command December 1944
Major General Maxwell D. Taylor - Assumed command December 1944
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division
Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division
326th Airborne Engineer Battalion
327th Glider Infantry Regiment
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion
377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
81st Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion
326th Airborne Medical Company
801st Airborne Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
101st Airborne Signal Company
426th Airborne Quartermaster Company
101st Parachute Maintenance Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Normandy (with arrowhead), Rhineland (with arrowhead), Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe