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Table of Contents Timeline of World War II
Battles of 1939
Battles of 1940
Battles of 1941
Battles of 1942
Battles of 1943
Battles of 1944
Battles of 1945
Appendix - Winter War, Second Sino-Japanese War Battles of 1941
Battle of South Henan - Chinese Nationalists led by Li Zongren defeat Japanese.
Battle of Shanggao (March 14 - April 9) - Chinese victory.
Battle of Cape Matapan March 28 - British Royal Navy task force defeats Italian fleet.
Battle of Greece (April 6 - April 24) - Germany takes the Balkan Peninsula after Italian Stalemate.
Battle of South Shanxi (May 7 - May 27) - Japanese victory in China.
Battle of Denmark Strait May 23 - Bismarck sinks HMS Hood
Sinking of the Bismarck May 27 - Famous German Battleship is lost.
Battle of Crete May 20 - June 1 - German paratroopers capture Crete, suffer many casualties.
Operation Barbarossa June 22 - German invasion of the Soviet Union
PPSh-41 submachine gun