Following their combat tour in Europe, the officers and enlisted men of the 97th Infantry Division reassembled at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, during the first few days of August. It was here that 2LT Dallmeyer joined the unit, fresh from completion of Officer Candidate School. At Fort Bragg, soldiers prepared baggage and equipment for travel to Fort Lawton, Washington. They received orientation for duty in the Pacific and a very limited amount of training. On 6 August an atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Nagasaki became the target of the second atomic bomb. Within a few days, Japan surrendered.
For the soldiers of the Trident Division, Victory over Japan (V-J) Day was an occasion for great rejoicing. If the soldiers of the 97th had to go to Japan, it was better to go as an occupation force. On 19 August units began to leave Fort Bragg for the west coast. It took almost a week for the troop trains to cross the country. From 28 August through early September, units of the 97th Infantry Division left Fort Lawton, boarded ships in Seattle and sailed for Cebu, Philippine Islands, arriving 16 September.
From Cebu, the Trident Division sailed to Yokohama, Japan, arriving 23 September 1945. From that point the unit served as part of the Occupation Force through the end of March 1946, when it was inactivated.