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World War I & II Battles Involving the United States

All items are preceded by "Battle of" unless otherwise noted.

While you will have to take a European power's actions into account, you should be sure to focus on the American perspective in your work.

World War I

  • Third Aisne
  • Ambos Nogales
  • Amiens (1918)
  • Belleau Wood
  • Blanc Mont Ridge
  • Cambrai (1917)
  • Cantigny
  • Chateau-Thierry
  • Durazzo (1918)
  • Hamel
  • Second Marne
  • Matz
  • Mountain of Reims
  • St. Quentin Canal
  • Saint-Mihiel
  • Sambre (1918)
  • Soissons (1918)
  • Second Somme (1918)
  • Tardenois
  • Vittorio Veneto

World War II - European Theater

You may not write about the following battles:
  • D-Day (Operation Overlord)
  • The Bulge
  • Pearl Harbor

Only one student may write about the following battles:

  • Midway
  • Iwo Jima
  • Okinawa

Any number of students can write about the following battles:

African & European Theaters

  • Operation Torch
  • Kasserine Pass
  • El Guettar
  • Sicily
  • Salerno
  • Monte Cassino
  • Anzio
  • Brest
  • Metz
  • Nancy
  • Operation Market Garden
  • Hurtgen Forest
  • Aachen

Pacific Theater

  • Wake Island
  • Bataan
  • Guadalcanal
  • Santa Cruz Islands
  • Tarawa
  • Kwajalein
  • Saipan
  • Guam
  • Peleliu
  • Angaur
  • Leyte Gulf
  • Luzon
  • Manila