The 65th Infantry Division was a specially created division of the US Army in World War II.


Knick-named "the battle axe" from the Halberd that graces the blue shoulder patch, the 65th Infantry Division was activated in July 1943 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and de-activated August 1945.  Although many of the 65th soldiers came home to the USA, some went on to serve in other WWII units.


Please note: The 65th Infantry Division should not be confused with the 65th Infantry Regiment (from Puerto Rico) who served in the South Pacific.

Welcome to the 65th Infantry Division Association!

Pictured: 65th Infantry Division veterans and Legacy Group members

WWII Memorial, Washington DC 2014 reunion


Upcoming 2015 Reunion in New Orleans.

Check out the REUNIONS page for more details!

Help us grow our web page and archive of historical information for the 65th.


Do you have photos of a relative that served? Are you a 65th member and want to share your photo history? Send us a CD, or post them on Facebook. We'll add them to our records.


Is your relative one of the KIA or DOW listed? We'd like to add those photos to our archives as well as remembering their names. Share your memories of the 65th or your relative who left stories behind.


Visit our Family Stories page for tips to begin your family history research!

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