Endnotes for Appendix F
1 Summary of shipment of division headquarters by month.
2 The date given for overseas orders is that of AGO orders to the division headquarters to move the division to the staging area or port of embarkation from which the division actually left.
3 Port of embarkation from which the division headquarters and main body of troops sailed.
4 This dating is that given for "completed overseas movement" in the chart, "Estimated Status of Divisions as of 15 November 1945," prepared by the Logistics Group, OPD.
5 Date of reshipment is the- date of sailing of the division headquarters for a new destination unless otherwise indicated.
6 The Philippine Division was activated in the Philippine Islands on 8 June 1Q21, and at the beginning of hostilities in December 1941 consisted of two Philippine Scout régimes the 45th and 57th Infantry arid an American regiment-the 31st Infantry all part of the Regular Army. The division was lost in combat against the Japanese in the Philippine Islands in April 1942.
7 The 24th Infantry Division, originally activated in Hawaii in 1921 as the Hawaiian Division, was redesignated the 24th Infantry Division on 26 August 1941. The division, on Oahu with headquarters at Schofield Barracks, suffered minor casualties when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Thereafter the 24th Division was charged with the defense of northern Oahu. In the summer of 1943 the division was moved to Australia to undergo further training for the Hollandia- Tanahmerah campaign.
8 The 25th Infantry Division was activated on 1 October 1941 in Hawaii with the 27th and 35th Infantry Regiments (formerly part of the Hawaiian Division) assigned to it. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the division guarded vital installations on southern Oahu. After 7 December 1941 the 25th Division moved to beach positions for the defense of Honolulu and Ewa Plains.
9 On 25 November 1942 the 25th Division began moving to Australia, but the destination was changed to Guadalcanal to make possible the relief of marines near Henderson Field. The division movement was trade in three phases, leaving Hawaii on 25 November, 10 December, and 17 December. First elements of the division landed near the -Tenaru River, Guadalcanal, on 17 December 1942 and entered combat on 10 January 194'3.
10 The 34th Division left New York for Northern Ireland in three waves between January and May 1942, the division headquarters arriving in Northern Ireland in January.
11 Advance detachments of the 34th Division ( 168th Regimental Combat Team) landed at Algiers on 8 November 1942 with the Eastern Assault Force. On 21 December 1942 and 3 January 1943 units of the division that had been left behind in the British Isles landed at Oran.
12 Task Force 6814, which was organized in the United States for the defense of New Caledonia, left the New York Port of Embarkation on 22 January 1942, sailing via Panama and Australia. (Americal Division operations reports give the sailing date as 2:3 January 1942, but records of the New York Port of Embarkation give the loading date for Task Force 6814 as 19-20 January, and sailing date as 22 January 1942.) After the task force arrived in New Caledonia, additional units were requested. During April the 164th Infantry Regiment, the 97th Field Artillery Battalion (pack), the 72d Field Artillery Regiment, and the 700th Signal Air Warning Company arrived at New Caledonia and were added to Task Force 6814. On 24 May 1942 the Americal Division was constituted and organized from units of Task Force 6814.
13 The 164th Infantry Regiment of the Americal Division went into action on Guadalcanal on 13 October 1942. When the arrival of the first elements of the 43d Division in New Caledonia permitted the release of the Americal Division from its mission of defending New Caledonia, the entire division was committed to Guadalcanal. The second unit of the Americal Division, the 182d Regimental Combat Team, arrived at Guadalcanal on 12 November 1942 and was followed a few weeks later by the division headquarters and other units.
14 Strength reports and OPD's "Estimated Status of Divisions as of 15 November 1945" give an April dating for the arrival of the entire 27th Division overseas. According to Capt. Edmund G. Love (The 27th Infantry Division in World War II, p. 18), the Lurline, carrying the 27th Division headquarters, arrived at Hilo on 15 March 1942, and the division completed its overseas movement in April 1942.
15 This date represents the sailing of the first contingent of the 41st Division from Australia for New Guinea. -The 163d Infantry Regiment arrived at Port Moresby on 27 December 1942, the 186th Infantry Regiment arrived in New Guinea in January, and the 162d Infantry Regiment arrived in February 1943.
16 Late in December 1941 the 32d Division had been earmarked for MAGNET (Northern Ireland) and in February 1942 was ordered to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in preparation for overseas movement. In March the division was withdrawn from the MAGNET Force and ordered to the San Francisco Port of Embarkation for shipment to Australia.
17 The transfer of the 126th and the 128th Infantry Combat Teams of the 32d Division to New Guinea was accomplished partly by sea and partly by air, the division headquarters being flown to Port Moresby. The 127th Infantry Combat Team disembarked at Port Moresby two months later, on Thanksgiving day.
18 The 10th Infantry Regiment (less the 2d Battalion) and the 46th Field Artillery Battalion of the 5th Division had arrived in Iceland on 16 September 1941. Other elements of the division left the United States in February and early April 1942.
19 Elements of the 1st Armored Division first went into action in the North African invasion, landing at Oran on 8 November 1942.
20 In January 1942 the 37th Division was ordered to the New York Port of Embarkation for shipment to Northern Ireland. After arriving at the staging area, Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, the division was ordered in March to the San Francisco Port of Embarkation for shipment to New Zealand. The 1st and 3d Battalions of the 147th Infantry Regiment, and the 134th Field Artillery Battalion had been detached from the division in March, sailing from the New York Port of Embarkation for Tonga. In May the destination of the 37th Division was changed to the Fiji Islands, and the main body of troops sailed late in May.
21 Estimates vary between 20 October 1942 as the date the 43d Division completed overseas movement and 30 October as the port-of-debarkation arrival date for the 43d Division. Since the 172d Regimental Combat Tram of the i3d Division sailed on 6 October and arrived at Espiritu Santo on 26 October, the 30 October date has been used as that for completion of overseas movement.
22 The 3d Division had been given amphibious training in California and scheduled for shipment to the Pacific, but was earmarked for the North African operation in August 1942 because of its advanced state of training.
23 Elements of the 2d Armored Division landed at three points on the French Moroccan coast in the North African invasion on 8 November 1942. The division as a whole did not enter combat until the invasion of Sicily, at the assault landing at Gela, 10 July 1943.
24 In September 1942 the 9th Division was assigned to Task Force "A," but the 39th Combat Team (about one half of the division) sailed from New York on 26 September 1992, landing at Belfast, Ireland on 5 October. -this unit sailed from the United Kingdom on 26 October with the Eastern Assault Force for the North African invasion, landing east of Algiers on 8 November. The 47th and 60th Combat 'reams (about one fourth of the division) left the United States with the Western Task Force on 24 October, coming to North Africa on 8 November. The 47th Combat Tram landed at Safi, and the 60th Combat Team landed at Port Lyautey, French Morocco. The remaining elements of the division (about one fourth) had arrived in North Africa front the United Stairs at the end of January 1943. The division was not entirely reassembled as a unit until March 1943, in Tunisia.

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