World War II - Sikh soldiers fighting in Italy. The Order of Battle of the Indian Army included the 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Army Divisions. These divisions were part of the legendary 8th British Army and fought along with British, New Zealand, Polish, American, Canadian and French Divisions.
However, the U.S. Army was not prepared for war. Following the Civil War, the nation had drastically reduced the size of its army. Most army units were scattered throughout the West, where they had fought and subdued Native Americans. Volunteer and National Guard units quickly assembled in Tennessee. Regular army divisions, filled with new recruits, rushed to Florida in anticipation of the invasion of Cuba.
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