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Acme::MetaSyntactic::invasions - The naval and airborne invasions theme

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This list gives some codenames for naval invasions, paradrops and operations with both a naval invasion component and an airborne component during World War II. The list includes some operations which were planned but not executed.

Sources, among others:

Al

Diversionary invasion of the Aleutians, in support of the invasion of Midway. Executed on 7th June 1942.

Anvil

Invasion of the South of France, near Toulon and Marseille. Executed as "Dragoon" on 15th August 1944.

Avalanche

Invasion on Salerno, executed on 9 September 1943.

Barracuda

Invasion of the Naples region, also known as Gangway or Mustang. Planned but never executed.

Baytown

Diversionary invasion of Calabria near Reggio Calabria, executed on 3rd September 1943, in support of Avalanche and Slapstick.

Brimstone

Invasion of Sardinia. Planned but never executed.

Buttress

Invasion of Calabria near Cetrano, Almantea and Pizzo. Planned but never executed.

Coronet

Invasion of Honshu, in the Tokyo Plain. Planned for December 1945 or March 1946, but the war ended before.

Detachment

Invasion of Iwo Jima. Executed on 19th February 1945.

Dragoon

Invasion of the South of France, near Toulon. Executed on 15th August 1944. Also known as "Anvil".

Eclipse

Paradrop on Berlin. Planned but never executed.

Firebrand

Invasion of Corsica. Planned but never executed.

Flintlock

Invasion of Kwajalein. Executed on 31st January 1944.

Gangway

Invasion of the Naples region, also known as Barracuda or Mustang. Planned but never executed.

Giant_I

Paradrop on Caserta, Capua and the Volturno river, in support of Avalanche. Planned but never executed.

Giant_II

Paradrop on Rome. Planned but never executed.

Goblet

Invasion of Calabria near Crotone. Planned but never executed.

Gruener_Pfeil

German invasion of Jersey and Guernsey. Executed on 1st July 1940. The islands were occupied until 8th May 1945.

Herkules

German airborne invasion of Malta. Planned but never executed.

Husky

Invasion of Sicily, executed on 10th July 1943.

Iceberg

Invasion of Okinawa. Executed on 1st April 1945.

Ikarus

German invasion of Iceland. Planned but never executed.

Jubilee

Probing invasion of Dieppe. Executed on 19th August 1942.

Leopard

German invasion of the Greek island Leros. Executed on 12th November 1943.

Market_Garden

Joint airborne + armored invasion of the Netherlands. Executed on 7th September 1944.

Menace

Invasion of Dakar by British and Free French troops. Attempted on 23rd September 1940.

Merkur

German paradrop on Crete. Executed on 20th May 1941.

Mi

Japanese invasion of Midway. Attempted on 3rd June 1942.

Mo

Japanese plan including operation Al and operation Mi.

Musket

Invasion of Southern Italy. Planned but never executed.

Mustang

Invasion of the Naples region, also known as Barracuda or Gangway. Planned but never executed.

Oboe

A series of landings by American and Australian troops on Borneo and neighbour islands. Executed between May 1945 and July 1945.

Olympic

Invasion of Kyushu. Planned for 1st November 1945, but the war ended before this date.

Overlord

Invasion of Normandy. Executed on 6th June 1944.

Roundhammer

Invasion of Northern France. The plan was proposed but never adopted.

Roundup

Invasion of Northern France in 1943. Planned but never executed.

Seeloewe

German invasion of Great Britain. Planned for September 1940, but never executed.

Shingle

Invasion on Anzio, executed on 22nd January 1944.

Shoestring

Invasion of Guadalcanal. Executed on 7th August 1942. Its official name is "Watchtower".

Slapstick

Invasion on the Gulf of Taranto, executed on 9th September 1943.

Sledgehammer

Invasion of Western Europe. Considered in 1942 but never planned.

Torch

Invasion of North Africa. Executed on 8th November 1942.

Varsity

Paradrop across the Rhine. Executed on 23rd March 1945.

Victor

Series of amphibious landings on the Philippine Islands. Executed in 1945.

Watchtower

Invasion of Guadalcanal. Executed on 7th August 1942. Nicknamed as "Shoestring".

CONTRIBUTOR ^

Jean Forget

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SEE ALSO ^

Acme::MetaSyntactic, Acme::MetaSyntactic::List.

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