WWII World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America

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List of United States of America 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 of America 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.

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This list answers the question, "What World War II battles was United States of America involved in?"

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Aitape–Wewak campaign is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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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Allied invasion of Italy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Calabria, Italy - The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group during the Second World War. The operation followed the ...more

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Allied siege of La Rochelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Allied siege of La Rochelle La Rochelle, France - The Allied siege of La Rochelle occurred during the Second World War in 1944–45, when Allied troops invaded France. La Rochelle was an important German base on the Atlantic, especially a major ...more

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Attack on Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America - The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, ...more

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Battle for Henderson Field is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 6 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 7 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 8 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 9 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 10 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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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Siege of Bastogne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Bastogne, Belgium - The Siege of Bastogne was an engagement in December 1944 between American and German forces at the Belgian town of Bastogne, as part of the larger Battle of the Bulge. The goal of the German ...more

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Battle of Blackett Strait is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 13 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 14 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 15 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 16 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 17 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 18 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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 Guilin–Liuzhou is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Guangxi, China - The Battle of Guilin–Liuzhou, also known as the Battle of Guiliu was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second ...more

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Operation Ichi-Go is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Operation Ichi-Go Henan, China - Operation Ichi-Go was a campaign of a series of major battles between the Imperial Japanese Army forces and the National Revolutionary Army of the Republic of China, fought from April to ...more

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Battle of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Iwo Jima, Japan - The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The ...more

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Battle of Kaiapit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 23 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 24 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 25 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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 Lindley's Mill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Nuremberg, Germany - The Battle of Lindley's Mill took place in Orange County, North Carolina, on September 13, 1781, during the American Revolutionary War. The battle took its name from a mill that sat at the site ...more

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Battle of Lone Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Battle of Lone Tree Hill The Battle of Lone Tree Hill, also known as the Battle of Wakde-Sarmi, is the name given to a major battle in 1944 in Dutch New Guinea, between United States and Japanese forces. Following the ...more

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Battle of Makin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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 Marinduque is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Battle of Marinduque Marinduque, Philippines -

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Battle of Masbate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Battle of Masbate Masbate, Philippines -

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Battle of Midway is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 32 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 33 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 34 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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 Monte Cassino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Monte Cassino, Italy - The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was ...more

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Battle of Munda Point is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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) 37 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
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

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Battle of Okinawa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Okinawa Island, Japan - The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II. The ...more

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Battle of Peleliu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Peleliu, Palau - The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II by the United States, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from ...more

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Battle of Piva Forks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Oceania - The Battle of Piva Forks, also known as the Battle of Numa–Numa Trail, was an engagement that took place during the Bougainville campaign in World War II. Occurring between 18 and 25 November ...more

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Battle of Port Moresby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - The Battle of Port Moresby was an aerial battle fought between the Royal Australian Air Force and United States Army Air Force on one side and the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese ...more

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Battle of Rimini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Rimini, Italy - The Battle of Rimini took place in between 13 and 21 September 1944 during Operation Olive, the main Allied offensive on the Gothic Line in August and September 1944, part of the Italian ...more

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Battle of Saipan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Mariana Islands - The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the ...more

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Battle of Savo Island is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Savo Island - The Battle of Savo Island, also known as the First Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the First Battle of the Solomon Sea, and colloquially among Allied Guadalcanal veterans as ...more

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Aleutian Islands Campaign is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States of America - The Aleutian Islands Campaign was a struggle over the Aleutian Islands, part of the Alaska Territory, in the American theater and the Pacific theater of World War II starting on 3 June 1942. A ...more

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Battle of the Komandorski Isla... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Bering Sea - The Battle of the Komandorski Islands was a naval battle between American and Japanese forces which took place on 27 March 1943 in the North Pacific area of the Pacific Ocean, south of the ...more

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Battle of the Bismarck Sea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Bismarck Sea - The Battle of the Bismarck Sea took place in the South West Pacific Area during World War II when aircraft of the U.S. Fifth Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force attacked a Japanese ...more

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Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Ardennes, Belgium - The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the ...more

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Battle of the Coconut Grove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Oceania - The Battle of the Coconut Grove was a battle between United States Marine Corps and Imperial Japanese Army forces on Bougainville. The battle took place on 13–14 November 1943 during the ...more

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Battle of the Eastern Solomons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list World War II Battles Involving the United States Of America
Santa Isabel Island, Solomon Islands - The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was the third carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II and the second major engagement fought between ...more