4th Infantry Division
World War I
Overseas: 5 June 1918.
Major Operations: Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne.
Days of combat: 69.
Casualties: Total-12,820 (KIA-2,160 ; WIA-10,660).
Maj. Gen. George H. Cameron (3 December 1917-14 August 1918)
Brig. Gen. Benjamin A. Poore (14 August-27 August 1918)
Maj. Gen. John L. Hines (27 August-11 October 1918)
Maj. Gen. George H. Cameron (11 October-22 October 1918)
Brig. Gen. Benjamin A. Poore (22 October-31 October 1918)
Maj. Gen. Mark L. Hersey (31 October11 November 1918).
Returned to U.S.: July 1919.
Inactivated: 1 August 1919.
World War II
Activated: 3 June 1940.
Overseas: 18 January 1944.
Campaigns: Normandy, Central Europe, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace.
Days of Combat: 299.
Distinguished Unit Citations: 12.
Awards: MH-3 ; DSC-60 ; DSM-2 ; SS-1,283 ; LM-15; SM-22 ; BSM-6,795 ; AM-78.
Maj.. Gen. Walter E. Prosser (June-October 1940)
Maj. Gen. Lloyd R. Fredendall (October 1940-July 1941)
Maj. Gen. Oscar W. Griswold (August-September 1941)
Maj. Gen. Harold R. Bull (October-November 1941)
Maj. Gen. Terry de la Mesa Allen (December 1941)
Maj. Gen. Fred C. Wallace (January-June 1942)
Maj. Gen. Raymond 0. Barton (July 1942-December 1944)
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blakeley (December 1944-October 1945)
Maj. Gen. George P. Hays (November 1945-5 March 1946)
Maj. Gen. Jens A. Doe (15 July 1947-28 February 1949)
Maj. Gen. Robert T. Frederick (28 February 1949- ).
Returned to U.S.: 10 July 1945.
Inactivated: 5 March 1946.
Reactivated: 15 July 1947.
The 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Division was one of the first Allied units to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-day, 6 June 1944. Relieving the isolated 82d Airborne Division at Ste. Mere Eglise, the 4th cleared the Cotentin peninsula and took part in the capture of Cherbourg, 25 June. After taking part in the fighting near Periers, 6-12 July,, the Division broke through the left flank of the German Seventh Army, helped stem the German drive toward Avranches, and by the end of August had moved to Paris, assisting the French in the liberation of their capital. The 4th then moved into Belgium through Houffalize to attack the Siegfried Line at Schnee Eifel, 14 September, and made several penetrations. Slow progress into Germany continued in October, and by 6 November the Division reached the Hurtgen Forest, where a severe engagement took place until early December. It then shifted to Luxembourg, only to meet the German winter offensive head-on, 16 December 1944. Although its lines were dented, it managed to hold the Germans at Dickweiler and Osweiler, and, counterattacking in January across the Sauer, overran German positions in Fouhren and Vianden. Halted at the Prum in February by heavy enemy resistance, the Division finally crossed 28 February near Olzheim, and raced on across the Kyll, 7 March. After a short rest, the 4th moved across the Rhine 29 March at Worms, attacked and secured Wurzburg and by 3 April had established a bridgehead across the Main at Ochsenfurt. Speeding southeast across Bavaria, the Division had reached Miesbach on the Isar, 2 May 1945, when it was relieved and placed on occupation duty.
Assignments in the ETO
10 January 1944: First Army
14 January 1944: V Corps, First Army
2 February 1944: VII Corps
16 July 1944: VIII Corps
19 July 1944: VII Corps
1 August 1944: VII Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
22 August 1944: V Corps
8 November 1944: VII Corps
7 December 1944: VIII Corps
20 December 1944: III Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group
21 December 1944: XII Corps.
27 January 1945: VIII Corps.
10 March 1945: 12th Army Group, but attached to Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
20 March 1945: VI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
25 March 194.5: XXI Corps.
8 April 1945: Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
2 May 1945: Third Army, 12th Army Group.
6 May 1945: III Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group.
Nicknames: Ivy Division; Famous Fourth. Slogan: Steadfast and loyal. Shoulder patch: Four green ivy leaves attached at the stems and opening at the four corners of a squadron on brown background. Association: National Fourth “IVY” Division Association; Box 654, Boston 2, Mass. Publications: Famous Fourth, by unit members; TI&E ; distributor, National Fourth Division Association. History of the Fourth Infantry Division, by Capt. Francis H. Fife, unit historian; Army & Navy Publishing Co., Baton Rouge 1, La.; 1947.
4th US Infantry Division "Ivy"
|8th Infantry Regiment||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|12th Infantry Regiment||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|22nd Infantry Regiment||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|4th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|4th Quartermaster Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|4th Engineer Combat Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|4th Medical Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|4th Signal Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|704th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Military Police Platoon||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|4th Cavalry Group||16.06.1944-17.06.1944|
|F Company, 24th Cavalry Recon. Sqaudron||16.06.1944-29.06.1944|
|4th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||11.07.1944-15.07.1944 & 29.07.1944-31.07.1944 & 13.08.1944-14.08.1944|
|38th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||23.08.1944-25.08.1944 & 17.09.1944-27.09.1944|
|102nd Cavalry Group||23.08.1944-25.08.1944 & 05.09.1944-06.09.1944 & 10.09.1944-17.09.1944|
|B Troop, 102nd Cavalry Group||07.10.1944-15.10.1944|
|24th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||15.11.1944-05.12.1944|
|A & C Troops, 89th Cavalry Recon. Squadron, 9th Armored Division||07.12.1944-13.12.1944|
|5th Recon. Troop, 5th Infantry Division||21.12.1944-24.12.1944|
|101st Cavalry Group||31.03.1945-07.04.1945|
|101st Cavalry Recon. Squadron||31.03.1945-07.04.1945|
|116th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||31.03.1945-07.04.1945|
|359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division (less 2nd Battalion)||01.06.1944-11.06.1944|
|39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division||11.06.1944-15.06.1944|
|26th CT, 1st Infantry Division||29.07.1944-30.07.1944|
|36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division (less 3rd Battalion)||30.07.1944-05.08.1944|
|83rd Armored Recon. Battalion, 3rd Armored Division||30.07.1944-05.08.1944|
|2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division||01.08.1944-25.08.1944|
|39th CT, 9th Infantry Division||07.08.1944-09.08.1944|
|2nd Platoon, 9th Recon. Troop, 9th Infantry Division||07.08.1944-09.08.1944|
|2nd Ranger Infantry Battalion||11.08.1944-13.08.1944|
|5th Ranger Infantry Battalion||11.08.1944-13.08.1944|
|99th Infantry Battalion||11.08.1944-13.08.1944|
|330th CT, 83rd Infantry Division||03.12.1944-07.12.1944|
|329th CT, 83rd Infantry Division||07.12.1944-10.12.1944|
|C Company, 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division||07.12.1944-10.12.1944|
|10th CT, 5th Infantry Division||21.12.1944-23.12.1944|
|347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division||14.01.1945-16.01.1945|
|346th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division||14.01.1945-16.01.1945|
|319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division||25.01.1945-26.01.1945|
|318th CT, 80th Infantry Division (less 1st Battalion)||26.01.1945-25.02.1945|
|3rd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division||26.01.1945-25.02.1945|
|324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division||09.04.1945-18.04.1945|
|506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division||02.05.1945-03.05.1945|
|4th Divisional Artillery||90th Infantry Division||29.06.1944-05.07.1944|
|22nd CT||2nd Armored Division||19.07.1944-02.08.1944|
|44th FA Battalion||2nd Armored Division||19.07.1944-02.08.1944|
|1 Platoon, C Company, 4th Engineers (C) Battalion||2nd Armored Division||19.07.1944-02.08.1944|
|4th Recon. Troop||Task Force Welborn||07.08.1944|
|12th CT||30th Infantry Division||07.08.1944-13.08.1944|
|42nd FA Battalion||30th Infantry Division||07.08.1944-13.08.1944|
|4th Engineers Combat Battalion||Task Force Welborn||07.08.1944-23.08.1944|
|8th CT||9th Infantry Division||10.08.1944-11.08.1944|
|29th FA Battalion||9th Infantry Division||10.08.1944-11.08.1944|
|3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment||2nd Armored Division||11.08.1944-14.08.1944|
|A Company, 12th Infantry Regiment||V Corps||13.10.1944-22.10.1944 & 25.10.1944-07.11.1944|
|4th Recon. Troop||V Corps||25.10.1944-05.11.1944|
|12th CT||28th Infantry Division||07.11.1944-10.11.1944|
|42nd FA Battalion||28th Infantry Division||07.11.1944-10.11.1944|
|1 Platoon, B Company, 4th Engineers (C) Battalion||28th Infantry Division||07.11.1944-10.11.1944|
|22nd Infantry Regiment||83rd Infantry Division||03.12.1944-07.12.1944|
|8th CT||83rd Infantry Division||07.12.1944-12.12.1944|
|29th FA Battalion||83rd Infantry Division||07.12.1944-12.12.1944|
|A Company, 4th Engineers (C) Battalion||83rd Infantry Division||07.12.1944-12.12.1944|
|12th Infantry Regiment||87th Infantry Division||09.01.1945-18.01.1945|
|3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment||5th Infantry Division||15.01.1945-17.01.1945|
|1st & 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment||12th Armored Division||21.03.1945-02.04.1945|
|Sources & links:||US Army Center of Military History|