The European War

NameDateStart Date
Invasion of Albania7 Apr 1939 - 12 Apr 193919390407
Operation Peking29 Aug 1939 - 1 Sep 193919390829
Invasion of Poland1 Sep 1939 - 6 Oct 193919390901
The Winter War30 Nov 1939 - 13 Mar 194019391130
Invasion of Denmark and Norway9 Apr 1940 - 10 Jun 194019400409
Invasion of France and the Low Countries10 May 1940 - 22 Jun 194019400510
Bombing of Cities in France and Low Countries1 Jul 1940 - 7 May 194519400701
Battle of Britain10 Jul 1940 - 31 Oct 194019400710
Balkans Campaign28 Oct 1940 - 1 Jun 194119401028
Attack on Taranto11 Nov 1940 - 12 Nov 194019401111
Battle of Matapan27 Mar 1941 - 29 Mar 194119410327
Operation Silver Fox22 Jun 1941 - 22 Sep 194119410622
Operation Barbarossa22 Jun 1941 - 30 Sep 194119410622
Siege of Odessa8 Aug 1941 - 16 Oct 194119410808
Siege of Leningrad4 Sep 1941 - 27 Jan 194419410904
Battle of Moscow30 Sep 1941 - 7 Jan 194219410930
First Battle of Kharkov20 Oct 1941 - 24 Oct 194119411020
Battle of Sevastopol30 Oct 1941 - 4 Jul 194219411030
Rzhev-Vyazma Offensive and the Demyansk Pocket9 Jan 1942 - 5 May 194219420109
Operation Cerberus11 Feb 1942 - 13 Feb 194219420211
Bombing of Rome, Naples, and Other Cities2 Mar 1942 - 30 Sep 194319420302
Raid on Saint-Nazaire28 Mar 194219420328
Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities28 Mar 1942 - 3 Apr 194519420328
Second Battle of Kharkov12 May 1942 - 28 May 194219420512
Battle of Stalingrad17 Jul 1942 - 2 Feb 194319420717
Caucasus Campaign23 Jul 1942 - 9 Oct 194319420723
Attack on Dieppe18 Aug 1942 - 19 Aug 194219420818
Scuttling of the French Fleet27 Nov 194219421127
Third Battle of Kharkov16 Feb 1943 - 15 Mar 194319430216
Khatyn Massacre22 Mar 194319430322
Dambuster Raid17 May 194319430517
Raid on Gorkiy4 Jun 1943 - 1 Jul 194319430604
Battle of Pantelleria and Pelagie Islands8 Jun 1943 - 13 Jun 194319430608
Battle of Kursk4 Jul 1943 - 13 Jul 194319430704
Invasion of Sicily and Italy's Surrender10 Jul 1943 - 3 Sep 194319430710
Operation Tidal Wave1 Aug 194319430801
Battle of Belgorod3 Aug 1943 - 14 Aug 194319430803
Fourth Battle of Kharkov12 Aug 1943 - 23 Aug 194319430812
Operation Avalanche3 Sep 1943 - 17 Sep 194319430903
Dodecanese Campaign8 Sep 1943 - 20 Nov 194319430908
Operation Eiche12 Sep 194319430912
Advance to the Gustav Line3 Oct 1943 - 15 Jan 194419431003
Battle of the Black Sea6 Oct 194319431006
Battle of Kiev3 Nov 1943 - 10 Dec 194319431103
Battle of Monte Cassino17 Jan 1944 - 18 May 194419440117
Battle of Anzio22 Jan 1944 - 4 Jun 194419440122
Jassy-Kishinev Offensive and Romania's Surrender8 Apr 1944 - 26 Sep 194419440408
Advance to the Gothic Line4 Jun 1944 - 31 Jul 194419440604
Normandy Campaign, Phase 16 Jun 1944 - 24 Jul 194419440606
V-Weapons Campaign13 Jun 1944 - 29 Mar 194519440613
Battle of Tali-Ihantala and Battle of Vuosalmi21 Jun 1944 - 17 Jul 194419440621
Operation Bagration22 Jun 1944 - 29 Aug 194419440622
Normandy Campaign, Phase 225 Jul 1944 - 22 Aug 194419440725
Brittany Campaign1 Aug 1944 - 11 May 194519440801
Invasion of Southern France15 Aug 1944 - 15 Sep 194419440815
Liberation of Paris25 Aug 194419440825
Gothic Line Offensive25 Aug 1944 - 17 Dec 194419440825
Bulgaria Switched Sides26 Aug 1944 - 8 Sep 194419440826
Liberation of Belgium2 Sep 1944 - 2 Nov 194419440902
Finland Switched Sides4 Sep 1944 - 15 Sep 194419440904
Belgrade Strategic Offensive Operation14 Sep 1944 - 24 Nov 194419440914
Operation Market Garden17 Sep 1944 - 25 Sep 194419440917
Battle of Hürtgen Forest19 Sep 1944 - 10 Feb 194519440919
Battle of the Scheldt Estuary2 Oct 1944 - 8 Nov 194419441002
Budapest Strategic Offensive Operation29 Oct 1944 - 13 Feb 194519441029
Battle of Monte Castello25 Nov 1944 - 22 Feb 194519441125
Battle of the Bulge16 Dec 1944 - 28 Jan 194519441216
Battle of Garfagnana26 Dec 1944 - 28 Dec 194419441226
Vistula-Oder Offensive12 Jan 1945 - 2 Feb 194519450112
East Prussian Offensive13 Jan 1945 - 26 Apr 194519450113
Advance to the Rhine20 Jan 1945 - 25 Mar 194519450120
Silesian Offensive and the Siege of Breslau8 Feb 1945 - 6 May 194519450208
East Pomeranian Offensive24 Feb 1945 - 4 Apr 194519450224
Crossing the Rhine22 Mar 1945 - 1 Apr 194519450322
Fall of the Ruhr25 Mar 1945 - 18 Apr 194519450325
Southern Germany Campaign28 Mar 1945 - 2 May 194519450328
Battle of Vienna2 Apr 1945 - 13 Apr 194519450402
Operation Grapeshot and Operation Roast9 Apr 1945 - 2 May 194519450409
Battle of Berlin16 Apr 1945 - 2 May 194519450416
Battles of Collecchio and Fornovo di Taro26 Apr 1945 - 29 Apr 194519450426
Prague Strategic Offensive6 May 1945 - 11 May 194519450506
Germany's Surrender7 May 194519450507
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