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A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States

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List of United States battles in the World War II, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War II involving the United States is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War II battles that involved World War II you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

List features items like Invasion of Normandy and Battle of France.

This list answers the question, "What World War II battles was United States involved in?"
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Aitape–Wewak campaign is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Sepik River
The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between November 1944 and the end of the war in August 1945, the Australian 6th Division, with ...more
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Battle for Henderson Field is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
The Battle for Henderson Field, also known as the Battle of Henderson Field or Battle of Lunga Point by the Japanese, took place from 23–26 October 1942 on and around Guadalcanal in the Solomon ...more
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Battle of Bataan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Bataan Peninsula, Philippines
The Battle for the Recapture of Bataan from 31 January to 21 February 1945, by US forces and Allied Filipino guerrillas from the Japanese, part of the campaign for the liberation of the ...more
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Battle of Ambon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Maluku Islands, Indonesia
The Battle of Ambon occurred on the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies, during World War II. A Japanese invasion was resisted by Dutch and Australian forces. The chaotic and sometimes ...more
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Battle of Arawe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
New Britain, Papua New Guinea
The Battle of Arawe was fought between Allied and Japanese forces during the New Britain Campaign of World War II. The battle formed part of the Allied Operation Cartwheel, and had the objective ...more
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Battle of Attu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States of America
The Battle of Attu, which took place from 11–30 May 1943, was fought between forces of the United States, aided by Canadian reconnaissance and fighter-bomber support, and the Empire of Japan on ...more
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Battle of Bairoko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
New Georgia, Solomon Islands
The Battle of Bairoko was a battle between American and Imperial Japanese Army and Navy forces on 20 July 1943 during the New Georgia Campaign in the Solomon Islands during the Pacific War. In ...more
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Battle of Blackett Strait is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Blackett Strait
The Battle of Blackett Strait was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on 6 March 1943 in the Blackett Strait, between Kolombangara islands and Arundel Island in the ...more
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Battle of Buna–Gona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Gona, Papua New Guinea
The Battle of Buna–Gona was part of the New Guinea campaign in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. It followed from the conclusion of the Kokoda Track campaign and lasted from 16 November ...more
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Battle of Cape St. George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands
The Battle of Cape St. George was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II fought on 25 November 1943, between Cape St. George, New Ireland, and Buka Island. It was the last ...more
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Battle of Edson's Ridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
The Battle of Edson's Ridge, also known as the Battle of the Bloody Ridge, Battle of Raiders Ridge, and Battle of the Ridge, was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II between ...more
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Battle of Eniwetok is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Enewetak Atoll
The Battle of Eniwetok was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought between 17 February 1944 and 23 February 1944, on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
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Battle of Enogai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
New Georgia, Solomon Islands
The Battle of Enogai was a battle between United States and Imperial Japanese Army and Navy forces on 10-11 July 1943 during the New Georgia Campaign in the Solomon Islands during the Pacific ...more
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Battle of Guam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Mariana Islands
The Second Battle of Guam was the American capture of the Japanese held island of Guam, a United States territory during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
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Battle of Kaiapit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Territory of New Guinea
The Battle of Kaiapit was an action fought in 1943 between Australian and Japanese forces in New Guinea during the Finisterre Range campaign of World War II. Following the landings at Nadzab and ...more
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Battle of Koromokina Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Oceania
The Battle of the Koromokina Lagoon was fought between the United States Marine Corps and Imperial Japanese Army forces on Bougainville Island. It took place on 7–8 November 1943 during the ...more
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Battle of Kwajalein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the ...more
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Battle of Leyte Gulf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Pacific Ocean
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the ...more
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Battle of Makin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
The Battle of Makin was an engagement of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought from 20 to 23 November 1943, on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands.
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Battle of Midway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Midway Atoll, United States of America
The Battle of Midway was a crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month ...more
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Battle of Milne Bay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
New Guinea
The Battle of Milne Bay, also known as Operation RE by the Japanese, was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Elite Japanese naval troops, known as Kaigun Rikusentai, with tank ...more
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Battle of Mindanao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Mindanao, Philippines
The Battle of Mindanao was fought by United States forces and allied Filipino guerrillas against the Japanese from 10 March - 15 August 1945 at Mindanao island in the Philippine Archipelago, in ...more
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Battle of Mindoro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Mindoro, Philippines
The Battle of Mindoro was a battle in World War II between forces of the United States and Japan, in Mindoro Island in the central Philippines, from 13–16 December 1944, during the Philippines ...more
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Battle of Munda Point is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
New Georgia, Solomon Islands
The Battle of Munda Point was a battle, from 22 July-4 August 1943, between primarily United States Army and Imperial Japanese Army forces during the New Georgia Campaign in the Solomon Islands ...more
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Battle of Northern Burma and W... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list A List of the World War II Battles Involving United States
Yunnan, China
Battle of Northern Burma and Western Yunnan was the name of the Chinese campaign with their allies in the 1943-45 Burma Campaign. The Japanese troops initially had the winning side. However, ...more