National Defense: New Style Division

The only fully motorized U.S. infantry, one of the nine triangular (three instead of four infantry regiments) divisions in the Army, last week was chosen for an experiment: to try out the newest 1942 pattern for triangular divisions. Fort Benning's Fourth, a streamlined outfit commanded by spring-legged Major General Lloyd R. Fredendall, is a weld of oldtimers, new regulars and more than 5,000 draftees. For its experiment, the Fourth is to get 50% more fire power, the first tanks to be assigned as part of an infantry unit, and the first of the Army's...

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