Acme::MetaSyntactic::invasions - The naval and airborne invasions theme
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:
the Codeword Dictionnary, Paul Adkins, Motorbooks International (ISBN 0-7603-00368-1)
Strategy & Tactics #160, May 1993
Diversionary invasion of the Aleutians, in support of the invasion of Midway. Executed on 7th June 1942.
Invasion of the South of France, near Toulon and Marseille. Executed as "Dragoon" on 15th August 1944.
Invasion on Salerno, executed on 9 September 1943.
Invasion of the Naples region, also known as Gangway or Mustang. Planned but never executed.
Diversionary invasion of Calabria near Reggio Calabria, executed on 3rd September 1943, in support of Avalanche and Slapstick.
Invasion of Sardinia. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of Calabria near Cetrano, Almantea and Pizzo. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of Honshu, in the Tokyo Plain. Planned for December 1945 or March 1946, but the war ended before.
Invasion of Iwo Jima. Executed on 19th February 1945.
Invasion of the South of France, near Toulon. Executed on 15th August 1944. Also known as "Anvil".
Paradrop on Berlin. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of Corsica. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of Kwajalein. Executed on 31st January 1944.
Invasion of the Naples region, also known as Barracuda or Mustang. Planned but never executed.
Paradrop on Caserta, Capua and the Volturno river, in support of Avalanche. Planned but never executed.
Paradrop on Rome. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of Calabria near Crotone. Planned but never executed.
German invasion of Jersey and Guernsey. Executed on 1st July 1940. The islands were occupied until 8th May 1945.
German airborne invasion of Malta. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of Sicily, executed on 10th July 1943.
Invasion of Okinawa. Executed on 1st April 1945.
German invasion of Iceland. Planned but never executed.
Probing invasion of Dieppe. Executed on 19th August 1942.
German invasion of the Greek island Leros. Executed on 12th November 1943.
Joint airborne + armored invasion of the Netherlands. Executed on 7th September 1944.
Invasion of Dakar by British and Free French troops. Attempted on 23rd September 1940.
German paradrop on Crete. Executed on 20th May 1941.
Japanese invasion of Midway. Attempted on 3rd June 1942.
Japanese plan including operation Al and operation Mi.
Invasion of Southern Italy. Planned but never executed.
Invasion of the Naples region, also known as Barracuda or Gangway. Planned but never executed.
A series of landings by American and Australian troops on Borneo and neighbour islands. Executed between May 1945 and July 1945.
Invasion of Kyushu. Planned for 1st November 1945, but the war ended before this date.
Invasion of Normandy. Executed on 6th June 1944.
Invasion of Northern France. The plan was proposed but never adopted.
Invasion of Northern France in 1943. Planned but never executed.
German invasion of Great Britain. Planned for September 1940, but never executed.
Invasion on Anzio, executed on 22nd January 1944.
Invasion of Guadalcanal. Executed on 7th August 1942. Its official name is "Watchtower".
Invasion on the Gulf of Taranto, executed on 9th September 1943.
Invasion of Western Europe. Considered in 1942 but never planned.
Invasion of North Africa. Executed on 8th November 1942.
Paradrop across the Rhine. Executed on 23rd March 1945.
Series of amphibious landings on the Philippine Islands. Executed in 1945.
Invasion of Guadalcanal. Executed on 7th August 1942. Nicknamed as "Shoestring".
2015-02-02 - v1.001
Include names from Strategy & Tactics #160.
Use the "POD inside here-doc" trick to give some historical tidbits about the various names.
Published in Acme-MetaSyntactic-Themes v1.045.
2012-05-07 - v1.000
Received its own version number in Acme-MetaSyntactic-Themes version 1.000.
Introduced in Acme-MetaSyntactic version 0.92, on the 62nd anniversary of Market-Garden.
Submitted by Jean Forget.