Small to medium-sized raiding operations were carried out by both Allied and Axis armies during World War II. The modus operandi used included guerrilla attacks by partisans in occupied territory and/or combined operations involving the landing and removal of specialised light infantry, such as commandos, by means of small boats.
- Operation Colossus
- 10 February 1941
- Experimental raid by 38 British Commandos on a fresh water aqueduct near Calitri in southern Italy.
- Operation Claymore
- 4 March 1941
- 1000 Men from the British Commandos and belonging to the Norwegian Independent Company 1 destroy fish oil factories on the remote islands off the coast of Norway.
- Operation Archery
- 27 December 1941
- 570 men from the British Commandos and belonging to the Norwegian Independent Company 1 raid and attack German positions on Vågsøy Island in Norway.
- Battle of Timor
- 19 February 1942 – 10 February 1943
- Continuous raids from Australian commandos against the occupying Japanese.
- Operation Chariot
- 28 March 1942
- 196 Royal Navy and Army Commando units raid and destroy the heavily defended docks of St. Nazaire in occupied France.
- Dieppe Raid
- 19 August 1942
- Over 6,000 infantrymen, mostly Canadian attempted to seize and hold the port of Dieppe.
- Makin Island raid, 17–18 August 1942
- Operation Jaywick, September 1943
- Operation Jedburgh, 1944
- Operation Roast, April 1945
- Operation Colossus
- Operation Greif, December 1944
- Devil's Brigade
- Z Special Unit
- Popski's Private Army
- Gideon Force
- Australian Army Independent Companies
- Far East French Expeditionary Forces
- Intervention Light Corps
- Sacred Band
- United Kingdom
- Long Range Desert Group
- Special Air Service
- Royal Marines
- Special Operations Executive
- British Army Commandos
- British Paratroopers
- United States
- Marine Raiders
- US Army Rangers
- Alamo Scouts
- Merrill's Marauders
- Nazi Germany
- Brandenburger Regiment
- Waffen-SS (commando force led by Otto Skorzeny).
- Fascist Italy
- Decima Flottiglia MAS
- Empire of Japan
- Special Naval Landing Forces
- Nazi Germany
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