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European Theater of Operations

The European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) was a United States Army formation which directed US Army operations in parts of Europe from 1942 to 1945. It referred to Army Ground Forces, United States Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces operations north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast, in the European Theater of World War II. It was bordered to the south by the North African Theater of Operations, US Army (NATOUSA), which later became the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTOUSA).

In this context we will use it to describe all operations conducted by Allied troops in the European Theatre of War from 1939 - 1945.

The main campaigns and operations for which we have images are:

  • Normandy Campaign June 6, 1944 – July 24, 1944
  • Northern France Campaign July 25, 1944 – September 14, 1944
  • Southern France Campaign
  • Rhineland Campaign
  • Lorraine Campaign (unofficial) September 1, 1944 – December 18, 1944
  • Ardennes–Alsace Campaign December 16, 1944 – January 25, 1945 ("Battle of the Bulge")
  • Central Europe Campaign March 22, 1945 – May 11, 1945
Britain in NW Europe September 1939 - June 1944

Britain in NW Europe September 1939 - June 1944

The Western Front of the European Theatre of World War II encompassed Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, and Western Germany. World War II military engagements ...
Normandy Campaign June 6, 1944 – July 24, 1944

Normandy Campaign June 6, 1944 – July 24, 1944

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings commenced on Tuesday, June 6, ...
Northern France Campaign July 25, 1944 – September 14, 1944

Northern France Campaign July 25, 1944 – September 14, 1944

The Battle of Normandy is the official term for the American, British and Canadian military campaign lasting from June 6 - September 1, 1944.
Southern France Campaign

Southern France Campaign

Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on 15 August 1944, during World War II. The invasion was initiated via a parachute drop by the 1st Airborne Task Force, followed by an amphibious ...
Rhineland Campaign

Rhineland Campaign

The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine was one of the final Allied phases in World War II of the Western European Campaign. This phase spans from the end of the Operation Overlord and the Northern ...
Central Europe Campaign March 22, 1945 – May 11, 1945

Central Europe Campaign March 22, 1945 – May 11, 1945

The Western Allied invasion of Germany was the military overrun of Nazi Germany that was conducted by the Western Allies in the final months of the European Theatre in World War II. The invasion started ...
Ardennes–Alsace Campaign December 16, 1944 – January 25, 1945

Ardennes–Alsace Campaign December 16, 1944 – January 25, 1945

The Battle of the Bulge (also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Von Rundstedt Offensive to the Germans) (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive, launched toward the ...

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