Allied List of Operations of World War II

NameDescription
Operation Aberlour1944 - Allied attack on Galmanche, France; part of Operation Overlord  [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 Alacrity1943 - Allied naval patrols near the Azores
Operation Alpha1944 - Allied build-up of defenses at Kunming, China
Operation Alsos1940-1945 - Allied nuclear fission research
Operation Anvil1944 - Allied invasion of Southern France; later changed to Operation Dragoon  [Read More]
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 Atlantic1944 - Canadian attack on Caen, France in support of Operation Goodwood  [Read More]
Operation Avalanche1943 - Allied landing at Salerno, Italy  [Read More]
Operation Baytown1944 - Allied diversionry landings near the tip of Calabria, Italy; part of Operation Avalanche  [Read More]
Operation Berlin1944 - Allied withdrawal after failure of Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Big1945 - Allied capture of the atomic pile at Haigerloch, Germany
Operation Bluecoat1944 - Allied attack on River Vire, France; part of Operation Overlord
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 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 Calendar1942 - Allied delivery of Spitfire fighters to Malta  [Read More]
Operation Canter1943 - Preliminary assault on forward Mareth Line positions
Operation Capital1943 - Allied invasion of northern Burma
Operation Cartwheel1943 - Allied attacks against Japanese targets in the Southwest Pacific Ocean
Operation Charmwood1944 - Allied attack on Caen, France; part of Operation Overlord
Operation Chastity1944 - Canceled Allied plan to build artificial harbors at Quiberon Bay, Brittany, France
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 Clipper1944 - Allied attack on the German Siegfried Line at Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operation Cockpit1944 - Allied naval airstrike on Sabang, Sumatra  [Read More]
Operation Comet1944 - Planned Allied airborne attack in the Netherlands; replaced by Operation Market Garden  [Read More]
Operation Cottage1943 - Allied attack of Kiska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States  [Read More]
Operation Countenance1941 - Allied invasion of neutral Iran  [Read More]
Operation Crimson1944 - Allied naval air attack on Sabang, Sumatra
Operation Croquet1944 - Allied anti-shipping patrols off Norway
Operation Crossword1945 - Negotiations which led to the German surrender in Italy; known as Operation Sunrise for Americans
Operation Culverin1943 - Proposed Allied invasion of northern Sumatra
Operation Cycle1940 - Allied evacuation from Le Havre, France
Operation Deadlight1945 - Post-war scuttling of German submarines
Operation Diadem1944 - Allied attack on the German Gustav Line in Italy  [Read More]
Operation Diplomat1944 - Allied exercise in preparation for joint operations against the Japanese
Operation Dove1944 - Allied gliderborne attack in Southern Frace; part of Operation Dragoon  [Read More]
Operation Dragoon1944 - Allied invasion of Southern France; original name was Operation Anvil  [Read More]
Operation Dynamo1940 - Allied evacuation from Dunkirk, France  [Read More]
Operation Encore1945 - Allied attack on German mountain positions in Italy
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 Fortitude1944 - Allied deceptive operations to hint two false invasions before the start of Operation Overlord
Operation Frantic1943 - The use of Soviet airfields by bombers of Western Allies
Operation Gambit1944 - Allied usage of X-Craft midget submarines as navigation beacons off Sword and Juno beaches; part of Operation Neptune
Operation Gymnast1943 - Early name for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa  [Read More]
Operation Hambone/Copperhead1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of Southern France before the start of Operation Overlord
Operation Hurricane1944 - Allied bombing of Duisburg and Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operation Husky1943 - Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy  [Read More]
Operation Infatuate1944 - Allied assault on Walcheren Island, Zeeland, the Netherlands
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 Jubilee1942 - Allied invasion of Dieppe, France  [Read More]
Operation Kitten1944 - Allied advance to the Seine River, France; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
Operation Lustre1941 - Allied reinforcement of Greece
Operation Majestic1945 - Planned Allied invasion of Japanese home islands; scrapped in favor of Operation Olympic
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 Mincemeat1943 - Allied deceptive operation for Operation Husky  [Read More]
Operation Most III1944 - The transfer of captured V-2 rocket components from Poland to Britain; also known as Operation Wildhorn III
Operation Musketoon1942 - British and Norwegian destruction of a power station in Norway
Operation Navvy1943 - Allied building of the Tiddim road across the Chin hills in Central Burma.
Operation Neptune1944 - Allied attack on the Normandy, France beaches; part of Operation Overlord  [Read More]
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 Overlord1944 - Allied invasion of Normandy, France  [Read More]
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 Perpetual1942 - Allied landing at Cap Carbon, Algeria; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
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 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 Postage Able1944 - Allied survey of Normandy, France beaches using X-Craft and divers; in preparation to Operation Neptune
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 Reservist1942 - Failed Allied attack on Oran, Algeria; part of Operation Torch  [Read More]
Operation Roundhammer1942 - Revised planning of Operation Roundup, the planned Allied invasion of Europe
Operation Roundup1942 - Planned Allied invasion of Europe
Operation Sabine1941 - Allied invasion of Iraq  [Read More]
Operation Satin1943 - Allied plan to drive between German armies in Tunisia
Operation Shingle1944 - Allied invasion of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy  [Read More]
Operation Skye1944 - Allied deceptive operation to hint a false invasion of Norway before the start of Operation Overlord; part of Operation Fortitude
Operation Sledgehammer1942 - Planned Allied invasion of Cherbourg or Brest, France; part of Operation Roundup
Operation Span1944 - Allied deceptive operation for Operation Dragoon  [Read More]
Operation Stonewall1943 - Allied operation to intercept blockade runners in the Bay of Biscay
Operation Strike1943 - Final phase of the Allied assault on Tunis and Bizerte in North Africa
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 Tiger1944 - Allied training exercise at Slapton, England, Britain; in preparation of Operation Neptune
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 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 Varsity1945 - Allied airborne operation east of the Rhine River; part of Operation Plunder
Operation Vulcan1943 - Final Allied attack on Tunis, Tunisia
Operation Walk1943 - UK Guards Brigade attack on Horseshoe Hill at Mareth Line in Tunisia
Operation Wildhorn III1944 - The transfer of captured V-2 rocket components from Poland to Britain; also known as Operation Most III
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



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