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World War II Battle Time Line

African and Middle Eastern Front

African Theatres of World War II

Western Desert Campaign : June 1940 – February 1943

Battles of Fort Capuzzo: June 1940 – November 1942

Italian invasion of Egypt: September 1940

Operation Compass: December 1940 – February 1941

Battle of Nibeiwa: December 1940

Battle of Sidi Barrani: December 1940

Siege of Giarabub: December 1940 – March 1941

Battle of Bardia: January 1941

Battle of Mechili: January 1941

Capture of Kufra: January 1941 – March 1941

Battle of Beda Fomm: February 1941

Operation Sonnenblume: February – May 1941

Siege of Tobruk: April – November 1941

Bardia raid: April 1941

Twin Pimples raid: July 1941

Operation Brevity: May 1941

Operation Skorpion: My 194

Operation Battleaxe: June 1941

Operation Crusader: November – December 1941

First Battle of Bir el Gubi: November 1941

Battle of Point 175: November – December 1941

Second Battle of Bir el Gubi: December 1941

Battle of Gazala: May – June 1942

Battle of Bir Hakeim: 26th May – 11th June 1942

First Battle of El Alamein: July 1942

Battle of Alam el Halfa: August – September 1942

Second Battle of El Alamein: October – November 1942

Battle of El Agheila: December 1942

East African Campaign: June 1940 – November 1941

Italian capture of Kassala: July 1940

Italian conquest of British Somaliland: August 1940

Attack on Convoy BN 7: October 1940

Battle of Agordat: January 1941

Battle of Keren: February – April 1941

Battle of Amba Alagi: May 1941

Battle of Culqualber: August – November 1941

Battle of Gondar: November 1941

West African Campaign: September–November 1940

Battle of Dakar: September 1940

Battle of Gabon: November 1940

Iraq Campaign: May 1941

Syria–Lebanon Campaign: June – July 1941

Iran Campaign: August–September 1941

Operation Torch: November 1942

Operation Terminal: 8th November 1942

Naval Battle of Casablanca

Tunisia Campaign: November 1942 – May 1943

Battle of the Kasserine Pass: February 1943

Battle of Sidi Bou Zid: February 1943

Battle of Medenine: March 1943

Battle of the Mareth Line: March 1943

Battle of El Guettar: March – April 1943

Operation Flax: April 1943

Battle of Hill 609: April – May 1943

Operation Vulcan: May 1943

Operation Retribution: May 1943

Mediterranean Front

Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

Attack on Mers-el-Kébir: 3rd July 1940

Siege of Malta: June 1940 – December 1942

Balkan campaign: October 1940 – June 1941

Greco-Italian war: October 1940 – April 1941

Battle of Yugoslavia: April 1941

Battle of Greece: April 1941

Battle of Crete: May 1941

Operation Strangle: March 1943 – June 1944

Battle of Sicily: July–August 1943

Operation Ladbroke

Operation Fustian

Battle of Troina

Allied invasion of Italy: September 1943

Operation Slapstick

Dodecanese Campaign: September–October 1943

Battle of Leros

Battle of Kos

Battle of Naples: September 1943

Volturno Line: October–November 1943

Barbara Line: October–November 1943

Air Raid on Bari: December 1943

Battle of Ortona: December 1943

Bernhardt Line: December 1943 – January 1944

Moro River Campaign: December 1943

Battle of Monte Cassino: January–May 1944

Operation Diadem

Battle of Anzio: January–June 1944

Battle of Cisterna

Trasimene Line: June–July 1944

Battle of Ancona: June–July 1944

Gothic Line: August–December 1944

Battle of Gemmano

Battle of Rimini

Battle of San Marino: September 1944

Battle of Garfagnana: December 1944

Battle of Monte Castello: November 1944 – February 1945

Spring 1945 offensive in Italy: April–May 1945

Battle of Bologna:

Battle of Collecchio:

Battle of the Argenta Gap:

Western Front

Western Front (World War II)

Saar Offensive September 1939

Operation Weserübung: April–June 1940

Norwegian Campaign

Battles of Narvik

Invasion of Denmark: April 1940

Battle of the Netherlands: May 1940

Battle of Rotterdam

Battle of Zeeland

Battle of the Afsluitdijk

Battle of the Grebbeberg

Battle for The Hague

Battle of Maastricht

Battle of Belgium: May 1940

Battle of Fort Eben-Emael

Battle of Hannut

Battle of Gembloux

Battle of France: May–June 1940

Battle of Sedan

Battle of Arras

Siege of Calais

Siege of Lille

Operation Paula

Battle of Dunkirk

Battle of Saumur

Battle of Britain: July–October 1940

The Hardest Day

Battle of Britain Day

Battle of Graveney Marsh

The Blitz: September 1940 – May 1941

Operation Cerberus: February 1942

Operation Donnerkeil: February 1942

St. Nazaire Raid: March 1942

Dieppe Raid: August 1942

Battle of Berlin (air): November 1943 – March 1944

Operation Overlord: June–August 1944

Battle of Normandy

Invasion of Normandy

Battle for Caen

Operation Perch

Battle of Carentan

Battle of Cherbourg

Battle of Villers-Bocage

Battle of Bloody Gulch

Operation Epsom

Operation Windsor

Operation Charnwood

Operation Jupiter

Second Battle of the Odon

Operation Goodwood

Operation Atlantic

Battle of Verrières Ridge

Operation Spring

Operation Cobra

Operation Totalize

Operation Lüttich

Operation Tractable

Battle of Hill 262

Falaise pocket

Battle for Brest: August–September 1944

Operation Dragoon: August–September 1944

Operation Romeo

Battle of Port Cros

Battle of La Ciotat

Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine: August–September 1944

Clearing the Channel Coast: September–November 1944

Operation Astonia

Siege of Dunkirk (1944)

Operation Wellhit

Operation Undergo

Operation Market Garden: September 1944

Battle of Arnhem

Lorraine Campaign: September–December 1944

Battle of Metz: September–December 1944

Battle of Nancy: September 1944

Battle of Moerbrugge: September 1944

Battle of Hürtgen Forest: September 1944 – February 1945

Battle of Hill 400

Battle of Overloon: October 1944

Battle of Aachen: October 1944

Battle of Crucifix Hill

Battle of the Scheldt: October–November 1944

Operation Queen: November–December 1944

Operation Clipper: November 1944 – January 1945

Battle of the Bulge: December 1944 – January 1945

Battle of Vianden

Battle of St. Vith

Battle of Kesternich

Battle of Foy

Battle of Lanzerath Ridge

Losheim Gap

Battle of Clervaux

Battle of Elsenborn Ridge

Operation Stösser

Siege of Bastogne

Operation Bodenplatte

Operation Nordwind: January 1945

Operation Blackcock: January 1945

Colmar Pocket: January–February 1945

Western Allied invasion of Germany: February–May 1945

Operation Veritable

Operation Grenade

Operation Lumberjack

Operation Plunder

Operation Varsity

Operation Undertone

Operation Amherst

Battle of Kassel

Battle of Heilbronn

Ruhr Pocket

Battle of Groningen: April 1945


Battle of the Atlantic: 1939–1945

Battle of the River Plate

Altmark Incident

Convoy SC 7

Convoy HX 84

Operation Berlin

Action of 4th April 1941

Action of 9th May 1941

Battle of the Denmark Strait

Battle of the Bismarck

Operation Drumbeat

Battle of Torpedo Alley

Action of 27th March 1942

Battle of the St. Lawrence

Action of 6th June 1942

Convoy PQ 17\\

Naval Battle of Casablanca

Battle of the Barents Sea

Battle of the North Cape

Operation Stonewall

Operation Teardrop

Action of 13th May 1944

Battle of Ushant

Battle of Pierres Noires

Action of 9th February 1945

Battle of Point Judith

Eastern Front

 Eastern Front (World War II)

Invasion of Poland: September–October 1939

Battle of Mlawa

Battle of Tuchola Forest

Battle of Jordanów

Battle of Borowa Góra

Battle of Wizna

Battle of Piotrków Trybunalski

Battle of Hel

Battle of the Bzura

Siege of Warsaw

Battle of Lwów

Battle of Tomaszów Lubelski

Battle of Krasnobród

Battle of Kock

Soviet invasion of Poland: September–October 1939

Battle of Wilno

Battle of Grodno

Battle of Szack

Battle of Wytyczno

Winter War: November 1939 – March 1940

Battle of Suomussalmi

Battle of Summa

Battle of Raate Road

Battle of Kollaa

Battle of Petsamo

Operation Barbarossa: June–December 1941

Battle of Białystok-Minsk: June 1941

Operation Arctic Fox: July–November 1941

Operation Bagration: June–August 1944

Bobruysk Offensive: June 1944

Battle of the Bay of Viipuri: June–July 1944

Belostock Offensive: July 1944

Battle of Berlin: April–May 1945

Battle of Bautzen (1945): April 1945

Battle at Borodino Field: October 1941 – January 1942

Operation Braunschweig: July–November 1942

Defense of Brest Fortress: June 1941

Siege of Breslau: February–May 1945

Battle of Brody (1941): June 1941

Battle of Bryansk (1941): October 1941

Budapest Offensive: October 1944 – February 1945

Siege of Budapest: December 1944 – February 1945

Operation Büffel: March 1943

Case Blue: June–November 1942

Battle of the Caucasus

Concert (operation)

Continuation War

Courland Pocket

Battle of the Crimea (1941)

Battle of the Crimea (1944)

Battle of Debrecen

Demyansk Pocket

Operation Doppelkopf

Battle of the Dnieper

Battle of the Transdanubian Hills

Battle of the Dukla Pass

East Pomeranian Offensive

East Prussian Offensive

Operation Edelweiss

Operation Frühlingserwachen

Gumbinnen Operation

Battle of Halbe

Battle of Hel

Heiligenbeil Pocket

Operation Iskra

Jassy-Kishinev Operation

Kamenets-Podolsky pocket

Kaunas Offensive

Battle of the Kerch Peninsula

Kerch-Eltigen Operation

First Battle of Kharkov

Second Battle of Kharkov

Third Battle of Kharkov

Fourth Battle of Kharkov

Occupation of Kharkov

Battle of Kiev (1941)

Battle of Kiev (1943)

Battle of Kolberg

Battle of Königsberg

Operation Konrad

Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket

Battle of Krasny Bor

Operation Kremlin

Battle of Kursk

Operation Kutuzov

Siege of Leningrad

Battle of Lenino

Lower Silesian Offensive

Lublin–Brest Offensive

Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive

Lötzen decision

Operation Margarethe

Battle of Memel

Minsk Offensive

Mogilev Offensive

Moonzund Landing Operation

Battle of Moscow

Malaya Zemlya

Operation Mars

Nagykanizsa–Kermend Offensive

Battle of Narva (1944)

Battle for Narva Bridgehead

Battle of Tannenberg Line

Nevsky Pyatachok

Battle of Nikolayevka

Operation Nordlicht (1942)

Operation Nordlicht (1944-1945)

Battle of the Oder-Neisse

Siege of Odessa (1941)

Osovets Offensive

Ostrogozhsk-Rossosh Operation

Operation Panzerfaust

Operation Platinum Fox

Polotsk Offensive

Operation Polyarnaya Zvezda

Battle of Porkuni

Battle of Poznań (1945)

Prague Offensive

Pripyat swamps (punitive operation)

Battle of Prokhorovka

Battle of Radzymin (1944)

Battle of Raseiniai

Operation Renntier

Riga Offensive (1944)

Battle of Rostov

Battles of Rzhev

Operation Saturn

Defense of Schwedt Bridgehead

Sea of Azov coastal advance

Battle of the Seelow Heights

Siege of Sevastopol (1941–1942)

Shyaulyay Offensive

Silesian Offensives

Operation Silver Fox

Battle of Smolensk (1941)

Battle of Smolensk (1943)

Operation Solstice

Battle of Someri

Battle of Stalingrad

Battle of Studzianki

Battle of Tali-Ihantala

Bombing of Tallinn in World War II

Evacuation of Tallinn (1941)

Tallinn Offensive

Battle of Târgul Frumos

Tatsinskaya Raid

Toropets-Kholm Operation

Battle of Uman

Upper Silesian Offensive

Operation Uranus

Battle for Velikiye Luki (1943)

Vienna Offensive

Vilnius Offensive

Vistula–Oder Offensive

Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive

Battle of Voronezh (1942)

Battle of Voronezh (1943)

Warsaw Uprising

Battle of Westerplatte

Operation Wintergewitter

Battle of Wizna

Operation Wotan

Yelnya Offensive

Zemland Offensive

Operation Valkyrie

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean theatre of World War II

Action of 27th February 1941

Action of 8th May 1941

Japanese occupation of the Andaman Islands: 1942–1945

Battle of Christmas Island: March–April 1942

Indian Ocean raid: March–April 1942

Easter Sunday Raid: April 1942

Battle of Madagascar: May–November 1942

Cocos Island Mutiny: May 1942

Battle of La Réunion: November 1942

Indian Ocean raid (1944): March 1944

Pacific Theatre of War WWII

Japanese Invasion of U.S.

Attack on Pearl Harbor: 7 December 1941

Battle of Guam (1941): December 1941

Battle of Wake Island: December 1941

Battle of Dutch Harbor, June 1942

Japanese occupation of Kiska: June 1942

Japanese occupation of Attu: June 1942

Japanese occupation of Hongkong: December 1941

Japanese occupation of Philippines: December 1941 – May 1942

Battle of Bataan

Battle of Corregidor

Japanese occupation of Dutch East Indies: December 1941 – March 1942

Battle of Borneo (1941–42)

Battle of Manado (1942)

Battle of Tarakan (1942)

Battle of Balikpapan (1942)

Battle of Ambon (1942)

Battle of Makassar Strait (1942)

Battle of Palembang (1942)

Battle of Badung Strait (1942)

Battle of Timor (1942–43)

Battle of the Java Sea (1942)

Battle of Sunda Strait (1942)

Battle of Java (1942)

Second Battle of the Java Sea (1942)

Japanese Invasion of Rabaul, January–February 1942

Japanese Invasion of Australia: February 1942 – June 1942

Attack on Darwin: February 1942

Attack on Broome: March 1942

Attack on Sydney Harbour: May – June 1942

Japanese Invasion of Salamaua-Lae, March 1942

Japanese Invasion of Tulagi, May 1942

Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942

Battle of Midway: June 1942

Japanese Invasion of Buna-Gona, July 1942

Kokoda Track campaign, July–November 1942

Battle of Milne Bay, August–September 1942

Guadalcanal Campaign: August 1942 – February 1943

Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo, August 1942

Battle of Savo Island, August 1942

Makin Island raid, August 1942

Battle of the Tenaru: August 1942

Battle of the Eastern Solomons, August 1942

Battle of Edson’s Ridge: September 1942

Actions along the Matanikau: September–October 1942

Battle of Cape Esperance, October 1942

Battle for Henderson Field: October 1942

Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942

Matanikau Offensive: November 1942

Koli Point action: November 1942

Carlson’s Patrol: November–December 1942

Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. November 1942

Battle of Tassafaronga, November 1942

Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse: December 1942

Battle of Rennell Island: January 1943

New Guinea campaign: October 1942 – August 1945

Battle of Goodenough Island, October 1942

Battle of Buna–Gona, November 1942 – January 1943

Battle of Wau, January 1943

Battle of the Bismarck Sea, March 1943

Salamaua–Lae campaign, April–September 1943

Finisterre Range campaign, September 1943 – April 1944

Huon Peninsula campaign, September 1943 – March 1944

Bougainville Campaign, November 1943 – August 1945

New Britain campaign, December 1943 – August 1945

Battle of Cape Gloucester: December 1943 – April 1944

Admiralty Islands campaign, February–May 1944

Western New Guinea campaign, April 1944 – August 1945

Aitape–Wewak campaign, November 1944 – August 1945

Aleutian Islands Campaign, March 1943 – August 1943

Battle of the Komandorski Islands: March 1943

Battle of Attu: May 1943

Operation Vengeance: April 1943

Solomon Islands Campaign, June 1943 – November 1943

New Georgia Campaign, June–August 1943

Battle of Kula Gulf: July 1943

Battle of Kolombangara: July 1943

Battle of Vella Gulf: August 1943

Land Battle of Vella Lavella: August – October 1943

Naval Battle of Vella Lavella: October 1943

Battle of Empress Augusta Bay: November 1943

Battle of Cape St. George: November 1943

Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, November 1943 – February 1944

Battle of Tarawa, November 1943

Battle of Kwajalein, February 1944

Battle of Eniwetok, February 1944

Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, June – November 1944

Battle of Saipan, June 1944

Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944

Battle of Guam (1944), July – August 1944

Battle of Tinian, July – August 1944

Battle of Peleliu, September – November 1944

Battle of Angaur, September – October 1944

Battle of Noemfoor: July–August 1944

Battle of Morotai: September–October 1944

Philippines Campaign (1944–45): October 1944 – September 1945

Battle of Leyte: October–December 1944

Battle of Leyte Gulf: October 1944

Battle off Samar: 25th October 1944

Battle of Luzon: January–August 1945

Battle of Manila (1945): February–March 1945

Battle of Iwo Jima: February–March 1945

Battle of Okinawa: April–June 1945

Battle of Balikpapan (1945): July 1945

China Theatre of War WWII
Second Sino-Japanese War: (1937–1945)

Battle of Changsha (1942): January 1942

Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road: March 1942

Battle of Toungoo

Battle of Yenangyaung

Battle of Zhejiang-Jiangxi: April 1942

Battle of West Hubei: May 1943

Battle of Northern Burma and Western Yunnan: October 1943

Battle of Changde: November 1943

Operation Ichi-Go

Operation Kogo Battle of Central Henan: April 1944

Operation Togo 1 Battle of Changsha (1944)

Operation Togo 2 and Operation Togo 3 Battle of Guilin-Liuzhou: August 1944

Battle of West Hunan: April–June 1945

Second Guangxi Campaign: April–July 1945

Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation: August–September 1945

Battle of Mutanchiang: August 1945

Southeast Asia Theatre of War WWII 

Japanese invasion of French Indochina: September 1940

Battle of Lang Son: September 1940

Thailand invasion of French Indochina : October 1940 – May 1941

Battle of Ko Chang: January 1941

Japanese invasion of Thailand: December 1941

Battle of Prachuap Khiri Khan: Desember 1941

Japanese-Thai occupation of Malaya: December 1941 – January 1942

Battle of Kota Bharu

Bombing of Singapore (1941)

Operation Krohcol

Naval Battle of Malaya

Battle of Jitra

Battle of Kampar

Battle of Slim River

Battle of Muar

Battle of Gemas

Battle off Endau

Bombing of Bangkok: 1942–1945

Japanese conquest of Burma: January–May 1942

Bombing of Rangoon (1941-1942)

Battle of Bilin River

Battle of Sittang Bridge

Battle of Pegu

Taukkyan Roadblock

Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road

Battle of Tachiao

Battle of Oktwin

Battle of Toungoo

Battle of Yenangyaung

Japanese occupation of Singapore: February 1942

Battle of Sarimbun Beach

Battle of Kranji

Battle of Bukit Timah

Battle of Pasir Panjang

Burma Campaign 1942–1945

Arakan Campaign 1942–1943

Chindits Raid: 1942–1945

Burma Campaign 1944

Battle of the Admin Box

Siege of Myitkyina

Japanese invasion of India: March–June 1944

Battle of Imphal

Battle of Sangshak

Battle of Kohima

Burma Campaign 1944–1945

Battle of Northern Burma and Western Yunnan

Battle of Mount Song

Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay

Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations

Battle of Hill 170

Battle of Ramree Island

Operation Dracula

Battle of Elephant Point

Allies bombing of South-East Asia: 1944–1945

Operation Matterhorn: 1944

Battle of the Malacca Strait: May 1945

Operation Tiderace: September 1945

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