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Abraham Island (Ennugarret), occupation of, 31 January 1944
Aerial, the evacuation from north western France, 15-25 June 2008
Aitape, battle of, 22-24 April 1944
Alam Halfa, battle of, 31 August-7 September 1942
Albert Island (Ennumennet), occupation of, 31 January 1944
Allen Island (Ennubirr), occupation of, 31 January 1944
Altmark incident, 16 February 1940
Ancona, battle of, 17-18 July 1944
Angaur and Ulithi, battle for, (Operation Stalemate II), September 1944
Anzio, battle of (Operation Shingle), 22 January-5 June 1944
Apamama, battle of, 21-25 November 1943
Appease, Operation - the battle of Talasea, 6-11 March 1944
Arawe, 15 December 1943-16 January 1944
Arezzo Line, battle of the, 3-18 July 1944
Arnhem, battle of 17 - 27 1944
Arno Line, battle of, 23 July-31 August 1944
Arundel Island, battle of, 27 August-20 September 1943
Baanga Island, battle of, 12-22 August 1943
Bairoko, battle of, 20 July 1943
Barbara Line, battle of, 31 October-4 November 1943
Bennett Island, occupation of, 5 February 1944
Berlin, battle for, April May 1945
Bernhardt Line, battle of the, 5 November-17 December 1943
Biak Island, battle of, 27 May-29 July 1944
Biferno, battle of the, 1-7 October 1943
Bougainville, invasion of, 1 November 1943-March 1944 (Operation Cherryblossom)
Bougainville, Australian Campaign, November 1944-August 1945
Boulogne, battle of, 22-25 May 1940
Britain, Battle of, 10 July-31 October 1940
Buna, battle of, 19 November 1942-2 January 1943
Burton Island, occupation of, 3-4 February 1944
Calais, siege of, 23-26 May 1940
Cape Engano, battle of, 25 October 1944
Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942
Cape Gloucester, battle of, 26 December 1943-April 1944
Carentan, battle of, 8-13 June 1944
Carlos Island, occupation of, 31 January 1944
Carlson Island, occupation of, 31 January 1944
Carter Island, occupation of, 31 January 1944
Cassino, first battle of, 12 January-12 February 1944
Cassino, second battle of , 15-18 February 1944
Cassino, third battle of, 15-22 March 1944
Cassino, fourth battle of, 11- 18 May 1944 (Operation Diadem)
Cecil Island, occupation of, 31 January 1944
Chauncey Island, occupation of, 31 January-2 February 1944
Cherbourg, battle of, 22-29 June 1944
Choiseul Raid, 27 October-4 November 1943 (Operation Blissful)
Compass, Operation, part 1 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Compass, Operation, part 2 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Compass, Operation, part 3 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Convoy HX237, attack on, 7-14 May 1943
Convoy HX239, attack on, 22-25 May 1943
Convoy ONS5, attack on, 28 April-6 May 1943
Convoy SC129, attack on, 12-14 May 1943
Convoy SC130, attack on, 18-25 May 1943
Coral Sea, battle of the, 3-8 May 1942
Cotentin Peninsula, battle of the, 6 June-1 July 1944
Crete, German invasion of, Operation Mercury: 20 May-1 June 1941
Cycle, Operation, the evacuation from Havre, 10-13 June 1940
D-Day, 6 June 1944: Main Article
D-Day, 6 June 1944: British Airborne Operations
D-Day, 6 June 1944: US Airborne Operations
Dieppe, raid on, 19 August 1942, (part one)
Dieppe Raid, 19 August 1942 (part two)
Driniumor River, battle of the, 10 July-25 August 1944
Dumpu, battle of, 8-13 December 1943
Dunkirk, evacuation from, 27 May-4 June 1940 (Operation Dynamo)
Dynamo, Operation, the evacuation from Dunkirk, 27 May-4 June 1940
Eastern Solomon Islands, battle of the, 24-25 August 1942
El Alamein, first battle of, 1-27 July 1942
El Alamein, second battle of, 23 October-4 November 1942
El Agheila or Mersa Brega, battle of, 12-18 December 1942
Elba, battle of, 17-19 June 1944
Emirau, occupation of, 20 March 1944
Empress Augusta Bay, battle of, 2 November 1943
Enfidaville, battle of, 19-21 April 1943
Engebi, battle of, 17-18 February 1944
Eniwetok, battle of, 18-21 February 1944
Enogai Inlet, battle for, 5 -11 July 1943
Finschhafen, battle of, 22 September-28 October 1943
Formosa, battle off, 12-16 October 1944
Funafuti Atoll, occupation of (Operation Fetlock), 2 October 1942
Gabes / Wadi Akarit, battle of, 6-7 April 1943
Gazala, battle of, 26 May-14 June 1942
Gemmano, battle of, 4-15 September 1944
Gona, battle of, 19 November-9 December 1942
Gothic Line, first attack on (Operation Olive,25 August-October 1944)
Gold Beach, 6 June 1944
Goodenough Island, battle of, 22-24 October 1942
Green Islands, battle of the, 15-20 February 1944
Guadalcanal, battle for (August 1942-February 1943)
Guadalcanal, naval battle of, 13-15 November 1942
Guam, battle of, 10 December 1941
Guam, battle of, 21 July-9 August 1944
Gustav Line or Winter Line, battle of, 12 January-18 May 1944
Hauwei Island, battle of, 11-13 March 1944
Hollandia, battle of, 22-27 April 1944
Horaniu, action off, 18 August
Ivan Island (Mellu), occupation of, 31 January 1944
Iwo Jima, battle of (Operation Detachment), February - March 1945
Jacob Island (Ennuebing), 31 January 1944
Juno Beach, 6 June 1944
Kankiryo Saddle, 20 January-1 February 1944
Kasserine Pass, battle of the, 19-22 February 1943
Kharkov, February-March 1943: Manstein's Counterblow
Koiari Raid, 29 November 1943
Kokoda Trail, battle of the, 23 July-13 November 1942
Kolombangara, battle of, 13 July 1943
Kula Gulf, action in, 6 March 1943
Kula Gulf, battle of, 6 July 1943
Kwajalein, battle of, 1-4 February 1944
Lae, battle of, 4-16 September 1943
Leyte Gulf, battle of, 23-26 October 1944
Lone Tree Hill/ Wakde-Sarmi, battle of, 17 May-2 September 1944
Los Negros, battle of, 29 February-8 March 1944
Majuro, occupation of, 31 January 1944
Makin, battle for, Operation Galvanic (2), November 1943
Manus, battle of, 12-25 March 1944
Mareth, battle of, 20-26 March 1943
Market Garden, Operation September 17 - 27 1944
Medenine, battle of, 6 March 1943
Mercury, Operation: The German Invasion of Crete, 20 May-1 June 1941
Mersa Brega or El Agheila, battle of, 12-18 December 1942
Mersa Matruh, battle of, 26-28 June 1942
Midway, battle of, June 1942 (Pacific Ocean)
Midway: Turning Point in the Pacific Campaign 3 - 7 June 1942 (Longer article)
Milne Bay, battle of, 25 August-7 September 1942
Moro River, battle of, 4 December 1943-4 January 1944
Morotai, battle of, 15 September to 4 October 1944
Munda, battle of, 2 July-5 August 1943
Nadzab, battle of, 5 September 1943
Namur, battle of, 1-2 February 1944
Nanomea Atoll, occupation of, 18 August 1943
Narvik, first battle of, 10 April 1940
Narvik, second battle of, 13 April 1940
Nassau Bay, battle of, 30 June-2 July 1943
Noemfoor, battle of, 2 July-30 August 1944
Nukufetu Atoll/ Motolalo Island, occupation of, 27 August 1943
Okinawa, April-June 1945, I: Preparation
Okinawa, April-June 1945, II: The Battle
Omaha Beach, 6 June 1945
Ortona, battle of, 20-27 December 1943
Oslo, German attack on, 9 April 1940
Pantelleria, Invasion of (Operation Corkscrew), 11 June 1943
Parry, battle of, 22 February 1944
Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy, 7 December 1941
Peleliu, battle for (Operation Stalemate II) - The Pacific War's Forgotten Battle, September-November 1944
Philippine Sea, battle of , 19-20 June 1944
Puruata Island, invasion of, 1-2 November 1943
Rabaul, Reduction of, Operation Cartwheel, (30 June 1943- January 1944)
Rapido River, battle of, 20-22 Jan 1944
Rendova Island, invasion of, 30 June 1943
Rennell Island, battle of, 29-30 January 1943
River Plate, battle of the, 13 December 1939
Roi, battle of, 1 February 1944
Rommel's First Offensive, March 24-May 30 1941
Rommel's Second Offensive, 21 January- 4 February 1942
Royal Marine, Operation: Mining the Rhine, May 1940
Rutter, Operation, The Planned Attack on Dieppe, 7 July 1942
St. Nazaire, Raid on, (Operation Chariot), Part One
St. Nazaire, Raid on, (Operation Chariot), Part Two (28 March 1942)
Saidor, battle of, 2 January 1944
Saipan, battle of, 15 June 1944-9 July 1944
Salamaua, battle of, 30 June-11 September 1943
Samar, battle of, 25 October 1944
Sanananda, battle of, 19 November 1942-22 January 1943
Sangro, battle of the, 20 November- 4 December 1943
Sansapor, landings at, 30-31 July 1944
Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942
Sattelberg, 29 October-25 November 1943
Savo Island, battle of, 9 August 1942
Shaggy Ridge, battle of, 10 October 1943-23 January 1944
Sibuyan Sea, battle of the, 23-24 October 1944
Sicily, invasion of (Operation Husky), 10 July- 17 August 1943
Sirte, first battle of, 17 December 1941
Sirte, second battle of, 22 March 1942
Spartivento (Sardinia), action off Cape, 27 November 1940
Stalingrad, battle of

Sword Beach, 6 June 1944
Surigao Strait, 25 October 1944
Talasea, battle of, Operation Appease, 6-11 March 1944
Tarawa, battle for, Operation Galvanic (1), November 1943
Tassafaronga, battle of, 30 November 1942
Tinian, battle of, 24 July-1 August 1944
Tobruk, siege of, April-December 1941
Tobruk, siege of, 17-21 June 1942
Trasimeno or Albert Line, battle of the, 20 June-2 July 1944
Trigno, battle of the, 27 October-4 November 1943
Tunis, battle of/ Operation Strike, 5-13 May 1943
Utah Beach, 6 June 1944
Vella Gulf, battle of, 6 August 1943
Vella Lavella, battle of, 6 October 1943
Vella Lavella, land battle of, 15 August-7 October 1943
Viru, battle of, 30 June-1 July 1943
Volturno Line, battle of, 9-19 October 1943
Wadi Akarit/ Gabes, battle of, 6-7 April 1943
Wakde-Sarmi/ Lone Tree Hill, battle of, 17 May-2 September 1944
Wakde Island, battle of, 18-21 May 1944
Wake Island, battle of, 8-23 December 1941
Wareo, battle of, 26 November-10 December 1943
Warsaw uprising see General Bor
Wau, battle of, 28-30 January 1943
Wewak, battle of, December 1944-September 1945
Wickham Anchorage, battle of, 30 June-3 July 1943
Wilfred, Operation, 1940
Winter Line or Gustav Line, battle of, 12 January-18 May 1944

Operations

Elkton III Plan

Operation Aerial, the evacuation from north western France, 15-25 June 2008
Operation Appease - the battle of Talasea, 6-11 March 1944
Operation Avalanche, the battle of Salerno, 9-18 September 1943
Operation Barclay
Operation Battleaxe, 15-17 June 1941
Operation Baytown, 3 September 1943 (Calabria)
Operation Beggar/ Turkey Buzzard (3 June-7 July 1943)
Operation Bertram, 1942
Operation Blissful - The Choiseul Raid, 27 October-4 November 1943
Operation Brevity, 15-16 May 1941
Operation Cartwheel - the Reduction of Rabaul (30 June 1943- January 1944)
Operation Cascade (1942)
Operation Catchpole, 17-22 February 1944
Operation Chariot, the St. Nazaire Raid, Part One
Operation Chariot, the St. Nazaire Raid, Part Two (28 March 1942)
Operation Cherryblossom, the invasion of Bougainville (1 November 1943-March 1944)
Operation Chestnut, 12-19 July 1943
Operation Chronicle - Woodlark and Kiriwina Islands (30 June 1943)
Operation Cleanslate, the occupation of the Russell Islands, 21 February 1943
Operation Coat, 15-20 November 1940
Operation Collar, 24-30 November 1940
Operation Compass, part 1 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Operation Compass, part 2 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Operation Compass, part 3 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Operation Corkscrew - Invasion of Pantelleria, 11 June 1943
Operation Crusader, 18 November-20 December 1941
Operation Cycle, the evacuation from Havre, 10-13 June 1940
Operation Detachment, the battle for Iwo Jima, February - March 1945
Operation Dexterity - New Britain Campaign, 16 December 1943-9 March 1944
Operation Dynamo, the evacuation from Dunkirk, 27 May-4 June 1940
Operation Eilbote (Courier), 18 January-February 1943
Operation Epsom, 26-30 June 1944
Operation Forager - the Marianas Campaign (14 June-10 August 1944)
Operation Fetlock - Occupation of Funafuti Atoll, 2 October 1942
Operation Flintlock - Kwajalein Atoll and Majuro (31 January-4 February 1944)
Operation Frühlingswind (Spring Wind), 14-18 February 1943
Operation Fustian, 13-14 July 1943
Operation Galvanic (1), battle for Tarawa, November 1943
Operation Gambit, 2-6 June 1944
Operation Galvanic (2), battle for Makin, November 1943
Operation Giant I (Revised), 13-14 September 1943
Operation Giant III, 14-15 September 1943
Operation Giant IV, 14-15 September 1943
Operation Goodtime - the invasion of the Treasury Islands (27 October 12 November 1943)
Operation Hats, 30 August-5 September 1940
Operation Hooker, the Pizzo landings, 8 September 1943
Operation Hurry, 1-4 August 1940
Operation Husky - the Invasion of Sicily, 10 July- 17 August 1943
Operation Husky No.1, 9 July 1943
Operation Husky No.2, 11-12 July 1943
Operation 'I', 7-16 April 1943
Operation Ladbroke, 9-10 July 1943
Operation Market Garden, September 17 - 27 1944
Operation Mercury - the German invasion of Crete: 20 May-1 June 1941
Operation MG1, 19-27 March 1942
Operation Mincemeat
Operation Morgenluft, 16-18 February 1943
Operation Narcissus, 10 July 1943
Operation Ochenskopf, 26 February – 19 March 1943
Operation Olive (25 August-October 1944) - First attack on the Gothic Line
Operation Perpetual, 11-12 November 1942
Operation Postern - The Markham Valley/ Huon Peninsula Campaign of 4 September 1943-24 April 1944
Operation Providence
Operation Reckless - Hollandia and Aitape, 22-27 April 1944
Operation Royal Marine: Mining the Rhine, May 1940
Operation Rutter, the Planned Attack on Dieppe, 7 July 1942
Operation Sealion: The Planned German Invasion of Britain A Primer and List of Sources
Operation Sentinel (1942)
Operation Shingle - Battle of Anzio, 22 January-5 June 1944
Operation Slapstick, the Taranto Landings, 9 September 1943
Operation Sonnenblume (Sunflower) February-March 1941
Operation Speedwell, 7 September 1943 onwards
Operation Squawk, 31 August-1 September 1940
Operation Stalemate II, battle for Angaur and Ulithi September 1944
Operation Stalemate II, battle for Peleliu - The Pacific War's Forgotten Battle, September-November 1944
Operation Strike/ battle of Tunis, 5-13 May 1943
Operation Toenails, the invasion of New Georgia (30 June-5 August 1943)
Operation Torch, 8-11 November 1942
Operation Treatment (1942)
Operation Turkey Buzzard/ Begger (3 June-7 July 1943)
Operation Vulcan, 22-28 April 1943
Operation Wilfred, 1940
Operation Wop, 16-23 March 1943

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