Allied List of Operations of World War II

NameDescription
Operation Aberlour1944 - Allied attack on Galmanche, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Accolade1943 - British attack on the Dodecanese Islands, Greece  [Read More]
Operation Accumulator1944 - Diversionary Allied naval operation near the Channel Islands before the start of Operation Overlord; part of Operation Neptune  [Read More]
Operation Agreement1942 - British and Commonwealth attacks against targets in Libya
Operation Alacrity1943 - Allied naval patrols near the Azores
Operation Alpha1944 - Allied build-up of defenses at Kunming, China
Operation Alphabet1940 - British evacuation from Norway  [Read More]
Operation Alsos1940-1945 - Allied nuclear fission research
Operation Amherst1945 - Free French airborne attack in the Netherlands to capture canals, bridges, and airfields, sponsored by the British Special Air Service (SAS)
Operation Anklet1941 - British raid on German positions at Lofoten Islands, Norway
Operation Anthropoid1942 - British Special Operations Executive (SOE) assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
Operation Anvil1944 - Allied invasion of Southern France; later changed to Operation Dragoon  [Read More]
Operation Aphrodite1944 - American research on remote-controlling B-17 bombers
Operation Archery1941 - British commando raid on Vågsøy, Norway
Operation Archway1945 - British Special Air Service (SAS) operation
Operation Ariel1940 - Allied retreat from France using ports between Cherbourg and the Spanish border
Operation Astonia1944 - Allied attack on Le Havre, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Astrologer1941 - British convoy to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Atlantic1944 - Canadian attack on Caen, France in support of Operation Goodwood  [Read More]
Operation Avalanche1943 - Allied landing at Salerno, Italy  [Read More]
Operation Backfire1945 - British test launches of captured German V-2 rockets
Operation Balsam1945 - British photographic reconnaissance of southern Malaya and airstrikes against Sumatran airfields
Operation Baobab1944 - British Special Air Service (SAS) operation to destroy a rail bridge between Pesaro and Fano, Italy; part of Operation Shingle
Operation Basalt1942 - British commando raid on German-occupied Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Britain
Operation Battleaxe1941 - British and Commonwealth attack in North Africa in attempt to relieve Tobruk, Libya
Operation Baytown1944 - Allied diversionry landings near the tip of Calabria, Italy; part of Operation Avalanche  [Read More]
Operation Begonia1943 - British airborne rescue operation for POWs in Italy, in conjunction with Operation Jonquil
Operation Berlin1944 - Allied withdrawal after failure of Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Bertram1942 - British deceptive operation for Operation Lightfoot
Operation Big1945 - Allied capture of the atomic pile at Haigerloch, Germany
Operation Bishop1945 - British naval operation to provide cover for Operation Dracula
Operation Biting1942 - British commando raid at Bruneval, France to capture a German Würzburg radar set
Operation Blackcock1945 - British attack on the towns of the Roer (Rur) Triangle (Roermond, Sittard, and Heinsberg) in the Netherlands
Operation Blackstone1942 - American attack on Safi, Morocco; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
Operation Blockbuster1945 - Canadian advance toward the Rhine River
Operation Bluecoat1944 - Allied attack on River Vire, France; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Boarding Party1943 - British raid against German ships interned in neutral Portuguese port of Goa, India
Operation Boardman1944 - Allied deceptive operation to create false threat of invasion in Balkans; part of Operation Avalanche  [Read More]
Operation Bodyguard1944 - Diversionary Allied attack in support of Operation Overlord
Operation Bolero1942 - The build-up of American forces and supplies for Operation Roundup
Operation Bolero1943-1944 - The build-up of American forces and supplies for Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Bowery1942 - Allied delivery of Spitfire fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Bravado1944 - Allied mine-laying operation around the Kiel Canal to prevent German naval reaction; part of Operation Neptune
Operation Brawn1944 - Canceled British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Brevity1941 - British attack on Halfaya Pass on the border of Libya and Egypt
Operation Brushwood1942 - American attack on Fedala, Morocco; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
Operation Burza1944 - Polish local uprisings organized by the Polish Home Army
Operation Calendar1942 - Allied delivery of Spitfire fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Candytuft1943 - British Special Air Service (SAS) operation against the rail bridge between Pesaro and Fano, Italy
Operation Canned1940 - British naval bombardment of Banda Alula, Italian Somaliland
Operation Canned1944 - British search and destroy operation for German supply tanker
Operation Canter1943 - Preliminary assault on forward Mareth Line positions
Operation Canuck1945 - British Special Air Service (SAS) operation near Turin, Italy to train and organize Italian resistance fighters
Operation Capital1943 - Allied invasion of northern Burma
Operation Carpetbagger1943 - American paradrop to supply anti-German resistant groups
Operation Carthage1945 - British Royal Air Force bombing of the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark
Operation Cartwheel1943 - Allied attacks against Japanese targets in the Southwest Pacific Ocean
Operation Catapult1940 - British Royal Navy operation to seize, disable, or destroy the French fleet
Operation Catchpole1944 - American invasion of Eniwetok, Marshall Islands; part of Operation Flintlock
Operation Catechism1944 - British RAF attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Catherine1939 - British plan to gain control of Baltic Sea
Operation Chariot1942 - British commando raid on the German docks at St. Nazaire, Normandy, France
Operation Charmwood1944 - Allied attack on Caen, France; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Chastise1943 - British bombing of Ruhr dams  [Read More]
Operation Chastity1944 - Canceled Allied plan to build artificial harbors at Quiberon Bay, Brittany, France
Operation Chestnut1943 - British Special Air Service (SAS) raid in Sicily, Italy; part of Operation Husky
Operation Chettyford1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of the Balkans before the start of Operation Shingle
Operation Chronicle1943 - Allied landings at Woodlark and Kiriwina Islands off New Guinea in support of Operation Cartwheel  [Read More]
Operation Clawhammer1942 - Planned British commando raid on a radar site near Cherbourg, France
Operation Claymore1941 - British raid on Lofoten Islands, Norway
Operation Cleanslate1943 - American landings on the Russell Islands, Solomon Islands  [Read More]
Operation Clipper1944 - Allied attack on the German Siegfried Line at Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operation Coat1940 - British Admiralty codeword given to the passage of a reinforcement force from Force H, consisting of the Battleship Barham, the cruisers Berwick and Glasgow and three destroyers, based at one end of the Mediterranean, to the Mediterranean Fleet at the other end. The force was late and only arrived one day before the already planned attack on Taranto.
Operation Cobra1944 - American breakout of the Normandy beachhead that laid foundations for the Falaise Pocket; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Cockpit1944 - Allied naval airstrike on Sabang, Sumatra  [Read More]
Operation Cold Comfort1945 - Failed British Special Air Service (SAS) operation to block the railway through Brenner Pass on the Italy-Austria border; alternative name of Operation Zombie
Operation Collar1940 - Brtiish convoy from Gibraltar to Malta and then to Egypt  [Read More]
Operation Colossus1941 - British airborne raid in Calitri, Italy
Operation Comet1944 - Planned Allied airborne attack in the Netherlands; replaced by Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Compass1940 - British and Commonwealth counteroffensive in Libya and Egypt
Operation Concertina1943 - Planned British invasion of Alderney in the English Channel
Operation Condor1943 - Planned British invasion of Jersey in the English Channel
Operation Constellation1943 - Planned British invasion of German-occupied Channel Islands
Operation Cooney1944 - French commando operation sponsored by British Special Air Service (SAS) to destroy German railroad targets in Brittany, France; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Corkscrew1943 - British invasion of Pantellaria, Italy  [Read More]
Operation Cornflakes1945 - American plan to insert propaganda into the German mail system
Operation Corona1943 - British Royal Air Force actions to deceive German air defenses
Operation Coronet1945 - Planned American invasion of Japanese home islands; part of Operation Downfall  [Read More]
Operation Cottage1943 - Allied attack of Kiska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States  [Read More]
Operation Coullie1945 - British air attacks against the Nicobar Islands and air cover for minesweeping forces near Phuket Island
Operation Countenance1941 - Allied invasion of neutral Iran  [Read More]
Operation Coverlet1943 - Planned British invasion of Guernsey in the English Channel
Operation Crimson1944 - Allied naval air attack on Sabang, Sumatra
Operation Cromwell1940 - British codename to warn that a German invasion of Great Britain was imminent.
Operation Croquet1944 - Allied anti-shipping patrols off Norway
Operation Crossbow1943-1944 - British raids against German rocket research, production, and launch sites
Operation Crossword1945 - Negotiations which led to the German surrender in Italy; known as Operation Sunrise for Americans
Operation Crucible1940 - British codename to warn of a potential Luftwaffe attack on London.
Operation Crusader1941 - British attempt to relieve Tobruk, Libya
Operation Culverin1943 - Proposed Allied invasion of northern Sumatra
Operation Cupola1944 - British anti-shipping patrols off Norway
Operation Cycle1940 - Allied evacuation from Le Havre, France
Operation Cyclone1944 - American airborne landings on Noemfoor, New Guinea  [Read More]
Operation Daffodil1942 - British and Commonwealth raid against Tobruk, Libya; part of Operation Agreement
Operation Dauntless1944 - British Army action during Operation Overlord
Operation Deadlight1945 - Post-war scuttling of German submarines
Operation Defoe1944 - British Special Air Service (SAS) reconnaissance operation in the Argentan area of Normandy, France; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Dervish1941 - The first British Arctic convoy to Russia
Operation Detachment1945 - American invasion of Iwo Jima, Japan  [Read More]
Operation Devon1943 - British No.3 Commando amphibious landing to outflank the German lines at Termoli, Italy
Operation Diadem1944 - Allied attack on the German Gustav Line in Italy  [Read More]
Operation Dingson1944 - French commando operation sponsored by British Special Air Service (SAS) to organize and arm French Resistance fighters; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Diplomat1944 - Allied exercise in preparation for joint operations against the Japanese
Operation Diver1944 - Defense of London, England, Britain against German V-1 rocket attack
Operation Double Strike1943 - American air raid on Regensburg and Schweinfurt, Germany
Operation Dove1944 - Allied gliderborne attack in Southern Frace; part of Operation Dragoon  [Read More]
Operation Downfall1945 - Planned American invasion of Japanese home islands  [Read More]
Operation Dracula1945 - British amphibious assault on Rangoon, Burma
Operation Dragoon1944 - Allied invasion of Southern France; original name was Operation Anvil  [Read More]
Operation Driftwood1944 - Failed British raid on rail targets north of Rome, Italy
Operation Dukedom1945 - British search and destroy operation for Japanese cruiser Haguro
Operation Dunhill1944 - Aborted British Special Air Service (SAS) operation to support Operation Cobra
Operation Dunlop1941 - British delivery of 24 Hurricane fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Dynamo1940 - Allied evacuation from Dunkirk, France  [Read More]
Operation EJ1941 - British anti-shipping operation off Norway
Operation Encore1945 - Allied attack on German mountain positions in Italy
Operation Epsilon1945 - British evesdropping on imprisoned German scientists
Operation Epsom1944 - Failed British attack on Caen, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Excess1941 - British convoy to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Exporter1941 - Allied invasion of Syria and Lebanon  [Read More]
Operation Ferdinand1942 - Allied coastwatchers operating on Japanese-occupied islands in the Pacific Ocean
Operation Ferdinand1944 - Diversionary Allied attack to create the deception of an attack on Genoa, Italy before the start of Operation Dragoon
Operation Flax1943 - Allied air operation to disrupt the Axis system of air transport to Africa
Operation Flintlock1944 - American invasion of Marshall Islands  [Read More]
Operation Foil1945 - British operation to cut the submarine telephone cables off Hong Kong
Operation Forager1944 - American invasion of Mariana Islands  [Read More]
Operation Fork1940 - British invasion of Iceland  [Read More]
Operation Fortitude1944 - Allied deceptive operations to hint two false invasions before the start of Operation Overlord
Operation Foxchase1945 - British anti-shipping operation off Norway
Operation Frankton1942 - British commando raid on German shipping in the harbor of Bordeaux, France
Operation Frantic1943 - The use of Soviet airfields by bombers of Western Allies
Operation Freshman1942 - Attempted British raid on a heavy water plant at Vemork, Norway
Operation Fustian1943 - British airborne attack on Primasole Bridge over River Simeto south of Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy
Operation Gaff1944 - British Special Air Service (SAS) assassination attempt on Erwin Rommel
Operation Galvanic1943 - American invasion of Gilbert Islands  [Read More]
Operation Gambit1944 - Allied usage of X-Craft midget submarines as navigation beacons off Sword and Juno beaches; part of Operation Neptune
Operation Garden1944 - British armor attack along highway 69 in the Netherlands; part of Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Gauntlet1941 - British raid on Spitzbergen, Svalbard Islands, Norway
Operation Giant II1944 - Canceled landing of US 82nd Airborne near Rome, Italy; part of Operation Avalanche  [Read More]
Operation Goalpost1942 - American attack on Port Lyautey (now Kenitra), Morocco; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
Operation Goldflake1945 - Canadian administrative operation that moved troops from Italy to northwestern Europe
Operation Gomorrah1943 - British bombing of Hamburg, Germany
Operation Goodwood1944 - British armor breakout attempt from the Normandy beachhead/attempt to tie down German units in support of Operation Cobra  [Read More]
Operation Goodwood I1944 - British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Goodwood II1944 - British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Goodwood III1944 - British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Goodwood IV1944 - British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Greenline1944 - British attack on Caen, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Grenade1945 - American crossing of the Roer (Rur) River
Operation Grouse1942 - Norwegian guide party for Operation Freshman
Operation Guillotine1941 - British transfer of troops to Cyprus
Operation Guillotine1943 - British advance from Cyrenaica to Tripolitania, Libya
Operation Gunnerside1943 - Second British raid on a heavy water plant at Vemork, Norway
Operation Gymnast1943 - Early name for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa  [Read More]
Project Habakkuk1943 - British project to construct an aircraft carrier from ice for North Atlantic defense
Operation Hailstone1944 - American air attack on Truk, Caroline Islands  [Read More]
Operation Halbred1941 - British convoy from Gibraltar to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Hambone/Copperhead1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of Southern France before the start of Operation Overlord
Operation Harborage1945 - American capture of German atomic materials ahead of French occupation
Operation Harpoon1942 - British convoy from Gibraltar to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Hats1940 - British convoy from Alexandria to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Hawkeye1944 - American naval radar research
Operation Heckle1944 - British attack on the floating U-boat dock in Puddefjord, Bergen harbour, Norway by miniature submarine X-24 (Lt. H.P.Westacott RN).
Operation Holder1943 - British special naval transport to Murmansk
Operation Houndsmith1944 - British Special Air Service (SAS) commando action near Dijon, France
Operation Hurricane1944 - Allied bombing of Duisburg and Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operation Hurry1940 - British delivery of Hurricane fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Husky1943 - Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy  [Read More]
Operation Hyacinth1942 - British and Commonwealth raid against Barce, Libya; part of Operation Agreement
Operation Hydra1943 - British air raid on rocket research facilities at Peenemünde, Germany; part of Operation Crossbow
Operation Iceberg1945 - American invasion of Okinawa, Japan  [Read More]
Operation Infatuate1944 - Allied assault on Walcheren Island, Zeeland, the Netherlands
Operation Inmate1945 - British and New Zealand naval bombardment of Truk, Caroline Islands
Operation Ironclad1942 - British invasion of Madagascar  [Read More]
Operation Jael1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint continued Allied focus in the Mediterranean Sea when the Allies had already decided on a cross-Channel invasion
Operation Jaywick1943 - Anglo-Australian attack on Japanese shipping in Singapore harbor
Operation Jericho1944 - Low-level Allied air raid on Amiens, France prison to release French Resistance and political prisoners
Operation Jonquil1943 - British seaborne rescue operation for POWs in Italy, in conjunction with Operation Begonia
Operation Jubilee1942 - Allied invasion of Dieppe, France  [Read More]
Operation Judgment1940 - British air attack on the Italian fleet in Taranto harbor, Italy
Operation Juggler1943 - 8th USAAF disastrous attack on the German ball-bearing factories concentrated at Schweinfurt in Southern Germany.
Operation Juneau1945 - American minesweeping operations off Okinawa, Japan  [Read More]
Operation Jupiter1942 - Planned British invasion of Norway
Operation Jupiter1944 - British attack on Hill 112 near Caen, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Keelhaul1945 - American and British forced repatriation of Soviet prisoners of war back to the Soviet Union
Operation Kitten1944 - Allied advance to the Seine River, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Krohcol1942 - British pre-emptive strike into Siam
Operation Ladbroke1943 - British gliderborne attack near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy; part of Operation Husky  [Read More]
Operation LB1942 - British delivery of Spitfire fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Lentil1945 - British air attack on Pangkalan Brandan, Eastern Sumatra
Operation Lightfoot1942 - British and Commonwealth attack of El Alamein, Egypt
Operation Livery1945 - British naval air strikes on northern Malaya and air cover for minesweeping operations
Operation Longcloth1943 - British deployment of Chindit forces into Burma
Operation Lost1944 - British Special Air Service (SAS) operation to lead French Resistance fighters to disrupt German forces; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Loyton1944 - Failed British Special Air Service (SAS) action at the Vosges Mountains in eastern France
Operation Lucid1940 - Canceled British attempt to use fire ships to destroy German barges that could be used for a British invasion
Operation Lustre1941 - Allied reinforcement of Greece
Operation Lusty1945 - American capture of German scientific documents
MAGIC1939-1945 - American code name for decoded Japanese cipher system
Operation Magic Carpet1945-1946 - American operation to transport American servicemen back to the United States
Operation Majestic1945 - Planned Allied invasion of Japanese home islands; scrapped in favor of Operation Olympic
Manhattan Project1941-1945 - American nuclear weapon research  [Read More]
Operation Manna1945 - Allied paradrop of food to German-occupied Netherlands
Operation Maple1944 - Allied mine-laying operation in and at the entrances to the English Channel; part of Operation Neptune
Operation Market1944 - Allied airborne attack in the Netherlands; part of Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Market Garden1944 - Failed Allied attempt to secure bridges over the main rivers of Netherlands
Operation Mascot1944 - The failed British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Matador (1941)1941 - Planned British pre-emptive strike into Siam from Malaya
Operation Matador (1945)1945 - British occupation of Ramree Island, Burma  [Read More]
Operation Matterhorn1944 - American build-up of long range bomber bases in China and India
Operation Meetinghouse1945 - Incendiary bombing of Tokyo, Japan  [Read More]
Operation Menace1940 - British and French attack on Dakar, French West Africa  [Read More]
Operation Meridian1945 - British air attack on Palembang, Southern Sumatra
Operation Millennium1942 - The first British 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne, Germany
Operation Mincemeat1943 - Allied deceptive operation for Operation Husky  [Read More]
Mission Boston1944 - American parachute assault near Merderet River in Normandy, France; part of Operation Neptune  [Read More]
Mission Chicago1944 - American glider-borne attack in Normandy, part of Operation Neptune  [Read More]
Mission Detroit1944 - American glider-borne airborne assault near Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France; part of Operation Neptune  [Read More]
Operation Most III1944 - The transfer of captured V-2 rocket components from Poland to Britain; also known as Operation Wildhorn III
Mulberry1944 - Allied construction of artificial anchorages off Normandy, France using block ships
Operation Musketoon1942 - British and Norwegian destruction of a power station in Norway
Operation Narcissus1943 - British Special Air Service (SAS) raid on a lighthosue in Sicily, Italy; part of Operation Husky
Operation Nation1945 - Successful SOE mission (Force 136) involving Karen guerrillas to attack Japanese forces in Southern Burma. Estimates suggest that the Japanese suffered 4,000 casualties for the loss of only 70 guerrillas.
Operation Navvy1943 - Allied building of the Tiddim road across the Chin hills in Central Burma.
Operation Nelson1944 - Canceled British Special Air Service (SAS) action in France
Operation Neptune1944 - Allied attack on the Normandy, France beaches; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Newton1944 - Free French jeep-mounted patrol in Champagne-Burgundy, France, sponsored by the British Special Air Service (SAS)
Operation Nipoff1946-1947 - The repatriation of 70,000 surrendered Japanese from Burma. About half were repatriated over a three week period in June 1946. The remainder between March and June 1947.
Operation Obviate1944 - British RAF air attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Olympic1945 - Planned American invasion of Japanese home islands; part of Operation Downfall  [Read More]
Operation Outing I1944 - British anti-shipping operation in the Aegean Sea
Operation Outing II1944 - British anti-shipping operation in the Aegean Sea
Operation Overcast/Paperclip1945 - American capture of German rocket technology
Operation Overlord1944 - Allied invasion of Normandy, France  [Read More]
Operation Paddle1944 - Canadian pursuit of German rear guard near the Seine River, France; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Pamphlet1943 - Australian convoy transporting troops from Suez, Egypt to Australia
Operation Paravane1944 - British RAF air attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Passport1945 - Amphibious landing by 25th Indian Division and 3rd Commando Brigade on the Myebon penninsula to cut Japanese lines of communication.
Operation Pedestal1942 - Allied convoy from Gibraltar to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Pegasus1944 - Allied rescue mission of airborne troops after the failure of Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Peking1939 - Polish naval withdraw to Britain prior to German invasion  [Read More]
Operation Perianth1944 - American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) supported operation in Sweden; also named Operation Sepals
Operation Perpetual1942 - Allied landing at Cap Carbon, Algeria; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
Operation Pied Piper1939 - British evacuation of women and children from major cities
Operation Pike1939-1941 - British plan to invade the Soviet Union
Operation Pirate1944 - Allied training exercise at Studland Bay, England, Britain; in preparation to Operation Neptune
Plan W1942 - Planning between the Allied countries and Ireland to counter a potential German invasion
Operation Planet1944 - Canceled British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Plunder1945 - British crossing of the Rhine River  [Read More]
Operation Pluto1944 - Allied construction of undersea oil pipelines between Britain and France
Operation PM1945 - Allied removal of own naval mines off Auckland, New Zealand
Operation Pointblank1943-1944 - Allied bombing missions aimed at softening German coastal defenses in France
Operation Pomegranate1944 - British attack in Normandy in support of Operation Goodwood  [Read More]
Operation Pomegranate1944 - British Special Air Service (SAS) raid against the airfield at San Egidio, Italy in support of Operation Shingle
Operation Portcullis1942 - British convoy from Alexandria, Egypt to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Postage Able1944 - Allied survey of Normandy, France beaches using X-Craft and divers; in preparation to Operation Neptune
Operation Posthorn1944 - British naval air attack on shipping off Norway
Operation Potluck1944 - British anti-shipping patrol off Norway
Operation Primrose1941 - British capture of German submarine U-110's Enigma cypher machine and documents by HMS Bulldog
Operation Pugilist1943 - British and Commonwealth attack on the Mareth Line in Libya
Operation Queen1944 - Allied offensive operation in and near Roer (Rur) valley, Germany
Operation Quicksilver1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of Pas de Calais, France before the start of Operation Overlord; part of Operation Fortitude
Operation Regatta1941 - British invasion of Iraq from Basra up the Tigris River; part of Operation Sabine  [Read More]
Operation Regulta1941 - British invasion of Iraq from Basra up the Euphrates River; part of Operation Sabine  [Read More]
Operation Reservist1942 - Failed Allied attack on Oran, Algeria; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
Operation Roast1945 - British commando attack at Comacchio lagoon, Northeastern Italy
Operation Romeo1944 - Free French attack on a German coastal battery in Southern France; part of Operation Dragoon
Operation Roundel1945 - British convoy escort to Murmansk
Operation Roundhammer1942 - Revised planning of Operation Roundup, the planned Allied invasion of Europe
Operation Roundup1942 - Planned Allied invasion of Europe
Operation Royal Marine1940 - First British mining of the Rhine River, Germany
Operation Royal Marine1944 - Second British mining of the Rhine River, Germany
Operation Ruthless1939-1941 - British Admiralty plan to capture an Enigma encryption machine
Operation Rutter1942 - Planned British invasion of Dieppe, France
Operation Sabine1941 - Allied invasion of Iraq  [Read More]
Operation Sabre1945 - British cutting of submarine communications cable off Saigon, Vietnam
Operation Sandcrab1943 - American attack on Attu, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States  [Read More]
Operation Sankey1945 - British Royal Marines invasion against Cheduba Island, Burma
Operation Satin1943 - Allied plan to drive between German armies in Tunisia
Operation Savannah1941 - Free French attempt to ambush and kill Luftwaffe pathfinder pilots in France
Operation Saxifrage1943 - British Special Air Service (SAS) raid on the rail line between Ancona and Pescara, Italy
Operation Sepals1944 - American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) supported operation in Sweden; also named Operation Perianth
Operation Shingle1944 - Allied invasion of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy  [Read More]
SIGSALY1943-1945 - American-developed secure speech system for highest-level Allied communications
Operation Skye1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of Norway before the start of Operation Overlord; part of Operation Fortitude
Operation Slapstick1943 - British 1st Airborne Division landing at Taranto, Italy
Operation Sledgehammer1942 - Planned Allied invasion of Cherbourg or Brest, France; part of Operation Roundup
Operation Sleuth1944 - British pursuit of German raider in the Indian Ocean
Operation Slippery1945 - Planned British deceptive operation for Operation Zipper
Operation Snowdrop1942 - British and Commonwealth raid against Benghazi, Libya; part of Operation Agreement
Operation Source1943 - British X-class midget submarine attacks on German warships based in Norway  [Read More]
Operation Source1945 - British response to German Operaiton Sizilien
Operation Span1944 - Allied deceptive operation for Operation Dragoon  [Read More]
Operation Speedwell1945 - British Special Air Service (SAS) raid to disrupt rail communications in Northern Italy
Operation Spotter1942 - British delivery of Spitfire fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Spring1944 - Canadian attack near Caen, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Stalemate1944 - American attack invasion of Palau Islands  [Read More]
Operation Starvation1945 - American aerial mining of Japanese ports and waterways
Operation Stone Age1942 - British convoy from Alexandria, Egypt to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Stonewall1943 - Allied operation to intercept blockade runners in the Bay of Biscay
Operation Strangle1944 - American bombing of German supply lines prior to Operation Diadem
Operation Strike1943 - Final phase of the Allied assault on Tunis and Bizerte in North Africa
Operation Struggle1945 - British midget submarine attack on Japanese cruiser Takao in Singapore Harbor
Operation Substance1941 - British convoy to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Sunrise1945 - Negotiations which led to the German surrender in Italy; also known as Operation Crossword for non-American Allies
Operation Super Gymnast1943 - Early name for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa  [Read More]
Operation Supercharge1942 - British and Commonwealth attack of El Alamein, Egypt
Operation Supercharge II1942 - Brtiish attack on Tebaga Gap, Tunisia
Operation Supply1941 - British anti-submarine naval patrol off Madagascar
Operation Surgeon1945 - British capture of German rocket technology
Operation Sussex1944 - French reconnaissance operation to monitor German troop movements in Normandy, France, sponsored by American Office of Strategic Services (OSS); part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Switchback1944 - Canadian offensive against the Breskens Pocket of German resistance on the southern shore of the Scheldt estuary in the southern Netherlands
Operation Tabarin1943 - British Antarctic expedition for the possibility of establishing bases
Operation Talon1945 - British invasion of Akyab Island, Burma
Operation Tasma1943-1944 - Action of the Polish Home Army against German border guarding stations
Operation Thursday1944 - British deployment of Chindit units into Burma
Operation Tiger1941 - British convoy to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Tiger1944 - Allied training exercise at Slapton, England, Britain; in preparation of Operation Neptune
Operation Tiger Claw1944 - Canceled British carrier attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Tombola1945 - British Special Air Service (SAS) raid near Bologna, Italy
Operation Tonga1944 - British airborne attack east of the Orne River, Normandy, France; part of Operation Neptune  [Read More]
Operation Torch1942 - Allied invasion of French Morocco and Algeria  [Read More]
Operation Totalize1944 - Allied break out from the Normandy, France beachhead along the Caen-Falaise road; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Tracer1941 - British delivery of Hurricane fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Tractable1944 - Canadian operation against German defenses along the Caen-Falaise road to allow an Allied break out of the Normandy, France beachhead; follow-up to Operation Totalise and part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Transom1944 - Allied naval air raid on Surabaya, Java  [Read More]
Operation Trousers1944 - Allied training exercise at Slapton, England, Britain; in preparation of Operation Neptune
Operation Tube1940 - Delivery of equipment and aircraft spare parts to Malta via British submarines.  [Read More]
Operation Tulip1942 - British and Commonwealth attack on Jalo oasis in Cyrenaica, Libya; part of Operation Agreement
Operation Tungsten1944 - British carrier air attack on German battleship Tirpitz
Operation Tunnel1943 - British plan to intercept German blockade runners
Ultra1939-1945 - British code name for decoded German Enigma messages
Operation Varsity1945 - Allied airborne operation east of the Rhine River; part of Operation Plunder
Operation Vengeance1943 - American interception of Japanese aircraft carrying Isoroku Yamamoto  [Read More]
Operation Veritable1945 - Canadian crossing of the Roer (Rur) River
Operation Vigorous1942 - British convoy from Alexandria, Egypt to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Vitality1944 - Canadian offensive down the South Beveland peninsula near the Scheldt estuary in the southern Netherlands
Operation Vulcan1943 - Final Allied attack on Tunis, Tunisia
Operation Walk1943 - UK Guards Brigade attack on Horseshoe Hill at Mareth Line in Tunisia
Operation Watchtower1942 - American invasion of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands  [Read More]
Operation White1940 - British delivery of Hurricane fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Wieniec1942 - Polish Zwiazek Odwetu sabotage against German railway transport
Operation Wildhorn III1944 - The transfer of captured V-2 rocket components from Poland to Britain; also known as Operation Most III
Operation Wilfred1940 - Failed British Admiralty plan to lay two live and one fake minefields in Norwegian waters.
Operation Windsor1944 - Canadian attack on Carpiquet, France near Caen; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Wop1943 - American occupation of Gafsa, Tunisia
Operation Worek1939 - Polish naval defense of the Polish coast
Operation Zeppelin1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of Crete, western Greece, or the Romanian Black Sea coast before the start of Operation Overlord
Operation Zipper1945 - Planned British amphibious invasion of Malaya
Operation Zombie1945 - Failed British Special Air Service (SAS) operation to block the railway through Brenner Pass on the Italy-Austria border; alternative name of Operation Cold Comfort



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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944