List of World War II military operations

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This is a list of known World War II era codenames for military operations, and missions commonly associated with World War II. As of 2008 this is not a comprehensive list, but most major operations that Axis and Allied combatants engaged in are included, and also operations that involved neutral nation states. Operations are categorised according to the theater of operations, and an attempt has been made to cover all aspects of significant events. Operations contained in the Western Front category have been listed by year. Operations that follow the cessation of hostilities and those that occurred in the pre-war period are also included. Operations are listed alphabetically, and where multiple aspects are involved these are listed inline.

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Flags used are those of the time period.

Africa

Excluding North African campaigns (see below, under Mediterranean Sea)

Atlantic Ocean

Includes North Sea, Arctic Ocean and actions against naval vessels in harbour

Eastern Front

Mediterranean Sea

South West Pacific and Pacific Ocean

China

South West, South, and South East Asia

Iraq, Syria, Iran, India, Burma, Malaya and Indo-China, and the Indian Ocean

Scandinavia and Finland

Axis

Allies

Other

Western Front

Technology

Axis

Allies

Special Operations Executive

Partisan operations

Includes some operations by regular forces in support of partisans.

Anti-partisan operations

Intelligence

Axis

Allies

Uncategorized

Propaganda, war crimes, and genocide

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