Campaign List (1939-45)

 

Europe 1939-1940
  Campaign Date Description
PO Poland 1/9/39 - 17/9/39 German invasion of Poland
ND Norway-Denmark 9/4/40 - 10/6/40 German invasion of Norway and Denmark
FR France & Low Countries 10/5/40 - 22/6/40 German invasion of France and Low Countries
GR Greece-Albania 28/10/40 - 5/4/41 Italian invasion of Greece
BC Balkans-Crete 6/4/41 - 31/5/41 German invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece

 

North Africa 1940-1943
  Campaign Date Description
WD Western Desert 13/9/40 - 22/3/41 Italian invasion of Egypt and Allied offensive
EA East-Africa 3/8/40 - 27/11/41 Italian invasion of East Africa and Allied offensive
ME Middle East 30/4/41 - 12/7/41 Allied campaign in the Middle East
LI Libya 24/3/41 - 20/1/42 Rommel's first offensive and Operation Crusader
TO Tobruk 21/1/42 - 22/7/42 Rommel's second offensive
EL Egypt-Libya 23/7/42 - 12/2/43 Battles of El Alamein and Allied offensive
AL Algeria-Morocco 8/11/42 - 11/11/42 Allied invasion of North Africa
TU Tunisia 17/11/42 - 13/5/43 Campaign in Tunisia

 

Eastern Front 1941-1945
  Campaign Date Description
EF Eastern Front 22/6/41 - 8/5/45 Eastern Front
RU Russia 22/6/41 - 7/10/41 German invasion of the Soviet Union
LE Leningrad 14/9/41 - 13/1/44 German siege of Leningrad
MO Moscow 7/10/41 - 4/12/41 German offensive on Moscow
CR Central Russia 5/12/41 - 30/4/42 Soviet counter-offensive in Central Russia
SR Southern Russia 28/6/42 - 18/11/42 German offensive in Southern Russia
ST Stalingrad 25/7/42 - 2/2/43 Battle of Stalingrad
KH Kharkov 19/11/42 -19/3/43 Soviet counter-offensive in Southern Russia
KO Kola Penninsula - Campaign in Northern Russia and Norway
KU Kursk 5/6/43 - 12/6/43 Battle of Kursk
DD Donets-Dneiper 12/6/43 - 23/12/43 Soviet offensive in Central and Southern Russia
UK Ukraine 24/12/43 - 9/5/44 Soviet offensive in the Ukraine
BS Baltic States 14/1/44 - 23/10/44 Soviet offensive in the Baltic States
BY Byelorussia 22/6/44 - 31/8/44 Soviet offensive in Byelorussia
BA Balkans 20/8/44 - 15/10/44 Soviet offensive in the Balkans
EE Eastern Europe 27/9/44 - 8/5/45 Soviet offensive in Eastern Europe
VO Vistula-Oder 12/1/45 - 23/2/45 Soviet offensive in Poland
BE Berlin 15/4/45 - 8/5/45 Soviet offensive in Berlin
 
Italy 1943-1945
  Campaign Date Description
SI Sicily 9/7/43 - 17/8/43 Allied invasion of Sicily
NF Naples-Foggia 9/9/43 - 21/1/44 Allied invasion of Italy
AN Anzio-Cassino 22/1/44 - 24/5/44 Allied invasion of Anzio and Battle of Monte Cassino
RO Rome-Arno 25/5/44 - 9/9/44 Allied campaign in Central Italy
AP Appennines 10/9/44 - 4/4/45 Allied campaign in the Appenines mountains
PV Po Valley 5/4/45 - 8/5/45 Allied campaign in Northern Italy
 
Northwest Europe 1944-1945
  Campaign Date Description
NO Normandy 6/6/44 - 24/7/44 Allied invasion and campaign in Normandy
NF Northern France 25/7/44 - 14/9/44 Allied breakout into northern France
SF Southern France 15/8/44 - 14/9/44 Allied invasion and campaign in southern France
RH Rhineland 15/9/44 - 21/3/45 Allied campaign against the West Wall
AA Ardennes-Alsace 16/12/44 - 25/1/45 German offensive in the Ardennes and Alsace
CE Central Europe 22/3/45 - 8/5/45 Allied offensive in Germany

 

Southeast Asia 1941-1945
  Campaign Date Description
MS Malaya-Singapore 8/12/41 - 15/2/42 Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore
BU Burma 8/12/41 - 26/5/42 Japanese invasion of Burma
IB India-Burma 2/4/42 - 21/3/44 Campaign in Burma and India
AR Arakan - Allied campaign in Arakan penninsula
IK Imphal-Kohima 7/3/44 - 28/1/45 Japanese invasion of India
CB Central Burma 29/1/45 - 15/7/45 Allied offensive in Burma

 

The Pacific 1941-1945
  Campaign Date Description
PI Philipinne Islands 7/12/41 - 10/5/42 Japanese invasion of the Philipinnes
EI East Indies 1/1/42 - 22/7/42 Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies
GU Guadalcanal 7/8/42 - 21/2/43 Battle of Guadalcanal
NS Northern Solomons 22/2/43 - 21/11/44 Allied campaign in the Solomon Islands
AI Aleutian Islands 3/6/42 - 24/8/43 Campaign in the Aleutians
NG New Guinea -  
BI Bismark Archipielago 15/12/43 - 27/11/44 Allied campaign in New Britain
CP Central Pacific 7/12/41 - 6/12/43 Allied campaign in
WP Western Pacific 15/6/44 - 2/9/45 Allied campaign in the Marianas and Peleliu
LE Leyte 17/10/44 - 1/7/45 Allied invasion of Leyte Island
LU Luzon 15/12/44 - 4/7/45 Allied campaign in Luzon
EM Eastern Mandates 31/1/44 - 14/6/44 Allied campaign in the Marshalls
SP Southern Philipinnes 27/2/45 - 4/7/45 Allied campaign in the Southern Philipinnes
RY Ryukyus 26/3/45 - 2/7/45 Allied invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa
PA Papua 23/7/42 - 23/1/43 Allied campaign in Papua
BO Borneo 1/5/45 - 15/8/45 Allied campaign in Borneo
 
Far East 1941-1945
  Campaign Date Description
CH China 7/12/41 - 2/9/45 Japanese campaign in China
MA Manchuria 9/8/45 - 2/9/45 Soviet invasion of Manchuria

 

Notes:

Author's Note: These campaign selections are made to facilitate pinpointing a unit's participation in a certain area of the front throught its time in service. Many of them, particulary those in the Pacific, Italy and Northwest Europe, correspond exactly to official U.S. Army campaign battle stars. Eastern Front campaigns are greatly increased in scope and usually correspond to a major battle or offensive.

(1) Due to the dificulty of pinpointing exact campaigns for certain German divisions, a generic Eastern Front campaign marker (EF) is sometimes used indicating the unit was fighting in the East.