Theater of operations.--One of eight broad geographical areas outside of the continental United States. The eight World War II theaters were, as follows:
1. European theater, including British Isles and Northern Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, and Norway.
2. Mediterranean theater, including Austria, Balkan States, Corsica, Italy, North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria), Sardinia, and Sicily.
3. Africa-Middle East, including Central Africa, West Africa (Gold Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal), East Africa (Egypt, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Libya), Iran, and Persian Gulf.
4. China-Burma-India, including Burma, Ceylon, China, India, French Indochina, and Malaya.
5. Southwest Pacific, including Admiralty Islands, Australia, Borneo, Celebes, New Britain, New Guinea, and Philippine Islands.
6. Pacific Ocean Areas, including Bora-Bora, Fiji, Gilbert and Hawaiian Islands, Iwo Jima, Japan, the Marianas and Marshall Islands, Ryukyus, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Palau Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tongatabu.
7. North American theater, including Alaska, Azores, Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Newfoundland.
8. Latin American theater, including Greater and Lesser Antilles, Ascension Island, Central and South America, including the Caribbean.