The 1st infantry division is a combined arms division of the united states army and is the oldest continuously serving in the regular army it has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917 during world war i it was officially nicknamed the big red one abbreviated bro after its shoulder patch and is also nicknamed the fighting first. This well researched and written book charts the history of the us first infantry division known as the big red one from its beginnings in ww1 through the lean years before 1940 the campaigns of north africa italy and europe post war occupation duties and the return to fort riley in kansas in 1955. The united states army created a large number of notional deception formations that were used in a number of world war ii deception operations the most notable fictional us formation was the first us army group fusag this field army was originally intended as the main invasion force for the invasion of normandy however that was renamed . Office of the theater historian paris france december 1945 note this manuscript was prepared at the end of world war by the deployed combat historians assigned to the history section united states army european theater of operations eto in paris. 45th infantry 2016 3 this map shows the occupied nations of europe shortly before the 45th infantry division landed in sicily the axis controlled the white area the allies controlled the red area and neutral countries who were not involved in the war are the gray areas image courtesy of the us army
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