Greetings, Norm ! This was a somewhat atypical unit which was organized from Task Force 6814, on New Caldonia, 24 May 42; the name is a contraction of America and New Caldonia; it included 3 Infantry Regiments, 132nd, 164th and 182nd, 4 Field Artillery Battalions, 221st, 245th, 246th and 247th, plus other elements; after establishing defenses and building installations on NC and New Hebrides, departed for Guadacanal; 132nd IR landed there 8 Dec 42,and attacked Mount Austen, 17 Dec 42; engaged in very heavy combat at the Gifu Strongpoint, 24 Dec 42/9 Jan 43; 132nd landed at Verahue, 1 Feb 43; reached Tenaru Village, 9 Feb 43; division moved to Bouganville, 17 Dec 43/12 Jan 44; division moved to the Philippines, 8/28 Jan 45, in relief of the 77th ID on Leyte; the 1st BN, 132nd IR landed on Burias and Ticao Islands, 3 Mar 45; the Japanese were eleminated there by 10 Mar 45; division left Leyte, enroute to The Philippines, 24 Mar 45; took Cebu City, 25 Mar 45; division was in training on Cebu Island for the pending invasion of Japan (probably projected for Oct-45) when the war ended 15 Aug 45. I have pretty well resticted this narrative to the exploits of the 132nd IR. Stanton's WW II ORDER of BATTLE provides a more detailed description of the division overall. I hope this helps your friend in his quest. Louie F. Turner.