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A timeline of events in the "World War II Timeline". It features events from Call of Duty series from January 1, 1894 until September 2, 1945 from the games Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: Roads to VictoryCall of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts, Call of Duty: World at War (Nintendo DS), and Call of Duty: World at War.


April 20thEdit

  • Adolf Hitler is born.




  • Marcel is born in North France.






July 28thEdit



November 11thEdit










September 1stEdit


June 22nd Edit

July 10th Edit

  • Battle of Minsk

August 23rd Edit

  • Battle of Kiev

September 2nd Edit

  • Somewhere over the English Channel, James Doyle and his fellow crewmen are attacked by Messerschmidt BF109 while on a routine bombing mission over Holland.

September 9th Edit

  • Siege of Leningrad

October 2ndEdit

  • Germans launch Operation Typhoon, intending to capture Moscow, but fail.

December 7th Edit

  • Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor prompts American entry into the war.

December 17th Edit


June 4th Edit

  • Battle of Midway

June 6th Edit

  • Private Joe Miller and his squad recieve basic traning in North Carolina, USA.

August 7th Edit

  • Battle of Guadalcanal begins

August 10th Edit

  • Pvt. Martin goes through training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, USA.

August 17th Edit

  • After Private C. Miller is rescued from the Japanese by Marine Raiders, he and the Raiders attack several enemy installations on Makin Atoll. They escape by boat.

September 17th Edit

September 18th Edit

September 20th Edit

October 3rd Edit

October 29th Edit

  • Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division create a diversion by blowing up crates in order to get important documents.
  • Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division repel the enemy attacks and escape.

November 3rd Edit

  • Towards the end of Operation Supercharge, Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division break through enemy lines by using the tanks as cover. Sgt. John Davis finally radios the high command to tell them that the mission was a success.

November 6th Edit

November 8th Edit

  • Airman "Stretch" Roger participates in a bombing raid on an oil refinery in Tunisia.

November 9th Edit

December 2nd Edit

December 8th Edit

December 24th Edit

1943 Edit

January 15th Edit

January 22nd Edit

January 23rd Edit

February 9th Edit

  • Pvt. Joe Miller's squad attack Japanese postions on the island of Guandalcanal.

February 13th Edit

February 19th Edit

February 22nd Edit

March 10th Edit

  • Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division barely escape the city of Toujane in an enemy armored car while picking off Panzerschrecks.

March 11th Edit

  • Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division retake Toujane by taking over the most important sectors and defeating the German forces that occupy the city.

March 30th Edit

July 4th Edit

July 10th Edit

  • Pvt. Roland Roger and his squad lands in Sicily and assaults Italian positions on the beach, moving inland where they rescue an isolated unit of paratroops in the town of Gela.

July 11th Edit

July 12th Edit

  • Pvt. Yuri Petrenko is transferred to the 2nd Guards Tank Division and they head to Prokhorovka.

August 5th Edit

August 22nd Edit

September 18thEdit

November 1stEdit

  • U.S. troops land on Bouganville

November 20thEdit

  • Pvt. Joe Miller and his squad land on Betio Island and destroy enemy artillery to aid the beach landings.
  • Pvt. Joe Miller along with Roebuck and his squad are sent to take a Japanese Airfield and to destroy some AA guns, then they help the 8th Division to conquest and defend the Japanese HQ on Betio Island.
  • Pvt. Joe Miller's squad hold of several Japanese counterattacks on Betio Island.

1944 Edit

June 5 Edit

  • At 2330 hrs, Pvt. Martin and Sgt. Heath drop near Sainte-Mère-Église as pathfinders to set up beacons to help guide the rest of their unit to the dropzone. Heath lands a short distance away from Martin, gets caught in a tree and is killed there. Martin takes Heath's beacons and then fights through a pair of houses to reach the destination point.

June 6 Edit

  • At 0012 hrs, Pvt. Martin and the 101st Airborne Division assaulted Sainte-Mère-Église minutes after landing near Sainte-Mère-Église, and they then escaped from the German forces at 0712 hrs on that day.
  • Cpl. Roland Roger lands on Omaha Beach with the rest of the 1st Infantry Division. Breaking through, Cpl. Roland Roger eliminates enemy mortar and artillery emplacements.
  • Pvt. David Ferguson and the 82nd Airborne Division attacks the Germans to get transportation to Sainte Mere Eglise, France.
  • Pvt. Jonathan Shepherd and the 82nd Airborne Division's gliders crashes near Carentan, France. They regroup and take the town.

June 7th Edit

June 11th Edit

June 12th Edit

  • Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division capture the crossroads of Anctoville, France, 17 miles east of Caen, and the town of St. Louet.

June 14th Edit

  • Sgt. John Davis and the 7th Armored Division defend their position against a German counterattack at Amaye sur Seulles, France.

June 25th Edit

  • Private Joe Miller and two other Marines scout the area around Mount Tapochau on Saipan Island. They then fight through several cave networks and areas to get to where the Japanese artillery is located.

July 14th Edit

July 19th Edit

July 22nd Edit

July 26th Edit

  • Pvt. Nichols and his squad attacks and eliminates German positions in St. Germain allowing the Allied advance to continue.

July 29thEdit

  • American forces launch an attack on Mayenne, France, in order to disable a bridge that the German forces are using for transportation.
  • Sgt. McCullin's mental health degrades severly to the point in which he is unresponsive to most communication.
  • McCullin is killed after planting explosive charges on the Mayenne Bridge.

August 1st Edit

  • In a night attack, Pvt. Cole's unit attacks the German lines, knocking out an artillery battery as well as taking and holding an industrial complex against German counterattacks.

August 5th Edit

  • Pvt. Nichols and his squad crosses the Maynne River by boat to secure the bridge before the Germans blow it. Sgt. Frank McCullin bravely disarms the bombs on the bridge but is killed in the process.

August 7th Edit

August 8th Edit

  • Pvt. Bohater's Polish unit moves out from St. Aignan-de-Cramesnil, France and engages the enemy. Their tank encircles and destroys a Tiger II tank commanded by the Black Baron.

August 9th Edit

August 11th Edit

  • Pvt. Nichols' squad moves through the Foret d'Ecouves, clear the way for 2nd Battalion. The unit successfully destroys multiple German strong-points and roadblocks while under heavy fire.

August 14th Edit

  • Pvt. Cole and his squad crosses the Laison River and takes out German positions on the other bank allowing the Allied advance to continue.

August 18th Edit

August 20th Edit

  • Pvt. Bohater along with his Polish tank crew hold off several German attacks on Mt. Ormel (Hill 262), until relieved by Canadian forces. Fellow tank crewmen Kolwalski and Rudinski, as well as the Canadian Pvt. Baron, are killed in the process.
  • Pvt. Nichols with the rest of his squad fight desperately in Chambois to prevent the Germans from escaping the Falaise Gap.
  • Pvt. Guzzo is wounded and Sgt. Dixon is killed in action while saving him.
  • Pvt. Guzzo takes command of the squad and orders one final offensive against a persistent German force attempting to get through the village.
  • After heavy fighting, the Germans surrender and Chambois is secured by the allies. 

September 2nd Edit

September 4th Edit

September 14th Edit

September 15th Edit

September 16thEdit

September 17thEdit

  • Flight Officer Paul VanAtta and the Eight Air Force bombs Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  • Cpl. Micheal Dabrowa and the 1st Airborne Division fights their way to the bridge in Arnhem.

September 18th Edit

September 19thEdit

  • Sgt. Gerald Miller and the 82nd Airborne Division assaults Nijmegen, Netherlands and destroys Flak88 positions in Hunnerpark.

September 20thEdit

  • Pvt. Jason Wescott and the 82nd Airborne Division crosses the river in Nijmegen to secure a bridge.

October 16thEdit

  • Cpl. Alan Bradshaw and the Calgary Highlanders fights through Woensdrecht, Holland.

October 21st Edit

October 27th Edit

October 31stEdit

  • Cpl. Alan Bradshaw and the Calgary Highlanders began the assault on Walcheren Island, Holland.

December 6th Edit

December 7th Edit

December 8th Edit

December 23th Edit

December 25th Edit

  • GySgt. Alex McCall and his squad of tanks attack German panzers on their way to Bastogne.

December 26th Edit

December 28th Edit

1945 Edit

January 4th Edit

January 5th Edit

January 9th Edit

  • Sgt. Sam Rivers leads an attack that captures the town of Tillet, cutting off the German assault on Bastogne.

January 13th Edit

January 15th Edit

January 17th Edit

January 19th Edit

January 26th Edit

  • Sgt. Alexei Ivanovich Voronin is transferred to the 2nd Guards Tank Army and uses a T-34 to push the German forces past the Oder River. The 2nd Guards Tank Army secured the town near the Oder river destroying the Flak 88 guns, and also destroying the Flakpanzer anti-aircraft gun.

February 2nd Edit

February 7ndEdit

February 26thEdit

  • Cpl. Tod Gessinger and the North Shore Regiment fights their way to Keppeln, Germany.

March 24th Edit

April 3rd Edit

  • PO Locke and his PBY Catalina attacks a convoy of Japanese transport ships off Okinawa, flying back to the fleet when they come under attack by Japanese Zeros, rescuing sailors whose ships had been destroyed by Japanese Kamikazes.

April 7th Edit

April 18th Edit

  • After being captured in a previous engagement, Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko is rescued by Sgt. Reznov and Chernov. Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko participates in the attack on Seelow Heights. Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko later is given control of a T-34 tank and destroys enemy Panzer tanks, as well as a communications antenna and reaches a train station. Here Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko, Sgt. Reznov and Chernov board a train heading toward the outskirts of Berlin.
  • Sgt. Alexei Ivanovich Voronin and the Red Army fight their way to the Reichstag. In the process Sgt. Alexei Ivanovich Voronin eliminates multiple German soldiers, destroys Flak 88 guns and destroys an enemy Panzer. Sgt. Alexei Ivanovich Voronin and his squad reach the Reichstag where they raised the flag.

April 23thEdit

  • Dimitri Petrenko and his squad arrive by train at the outskirts of Berlin. After a big rocket barrage they attack the suburb of Pankow, fighting their way through the streets and a ruined asylum.

April 24thEdit

  • Dimitri Petrenko and his squad continue to fight trough Berlin. When they reach a metro station, the Germans flood it in a desperate attempt to kill the Russians.

April 28thEdit

April 30thEdit

  • Dimitri Petrenko is saved by Sgt. Reznov from the flooded metro and together with other Soviet soldiers they continue their attack on the Reichstag. Chernov is badly burned by a German flamethrower at the steps to the Reichstag.
  • Dimitri Petrenko and his squad fight trough the Reichstag and raises the Soviet flag on top of the building.

May 14thEdit

  • Pvt. C. Miller's squad destroys several Japanese bunkers on Okinawa.

May 28thEdit

  • Pvt. Joe Miller's squad break though enemy defenses at the Shuri Line on Okinawa.

May 29thEdit

  • Pvt. C. Miller's squad attacks and secures Shuri Castle, Okinawa.

September 2ndEdit

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