Central Pacific Campaign (7 Dec 41 - 6 Dec 43) in the Pacific Theater The war in the Central Pacific began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Six months later an AAF task force took part in the Battle of Midway, in which a great Japanese fleet was defeated. But another year and a half elapsed before American forces began an offensive against Japanese positions in the Central Pacific. It was then, on 20 November 1943, that landings
7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II Name:7th Type:Infantry Nickname:Hourglass Source:Regular Army Theater:Pacific Casualties:9,212 Days of Combat:208 Activation Date:01 Jul 40 Date Sent Overseas:11 May 43 (Alaska) Date Entered Combat:11 May 43 (Attu) Status June 1946:active Korea
The 7th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the United States Army. It was activated in December 1917 in World War I, inactivated in August 2006 following the end of the Cold War, and based at Fort Ord, California for most of its history. Although elements of the division saw brief active service in World War I, it is best known for its participation in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II where it took heavy casualties engaging the Imperial Japanese Army in the Aleutian…
Task Force Bayonet regrets to inform you that retired Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore, and former 7th Infantry Division Commander, passed away on February 10, 2017 at his home in Auburn, Alabama. Moore commanded the 7th Infantry Division in Korea from May 1970 to March 1971.
PFC . Markie T. Sims, 20, of Citra, Fla., died Dec. 29 in Panjwal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15761