United States theaters of operations in World War II

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During World War II, the United States Army divided its operations around the world into four theaters. Forces from many different Allied nations fought in these theaters. Other Allied countries have different conceptions of the theaters and/or different names for them.

European Theater of Operations campaignsEdit

US ArmyEdit

The 16 officially recognized US Army campaigns in the European Theater of Operations are:[1]

US NavyEdit

The nine officially recognized US Navy campaigns in the European Theater of Operations are:[2]

Pacific Theater of OperationsEdit

Operational commands were the Pacific Ocean and South West Pacific.

US ArmyEdit

The 16 officially recognized US Army campaigns in the European Theater of Operations are:[3]

US Navy campaignsEdit

The 43 officially recognized US Navy campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations are:[4]

China Burma India TheaterEdit

The China Burma India Theater served more as an Administrative Command rather than a Theater of Operations and lacked any true Operational Command. The Operational Command was joint Allied South East Asia Command in the South-East Asian Theater. The American General Joseph Stilwell commanded the operational Northern Combat Area Command and used his other positions to communicate directly with Joint Chiefs of Staff about operational matters.

The officially recognized US Army campaigns in the China Burma India Theater are:[5]

  • China campaigns:
    • China Defensive: 4 July 1942 – 4 May 1945
    • China Offensive: 5 May – 2 September 1945

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Listing of the Campaigns of the U.S. Army". US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ "World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Listing of the Campaigns of the U.S. Army". US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  4. ^ "World War II-Asiatic-Pacific Theater 1941-1946". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Listing of the Campaigns of the U.S. Army". US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 23 May 2020.