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List of naval and land based operations in Pacific Theater during World War II

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List of codenames of naval and land based operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II including Japan, Oceania, and the Pacific Rim.

Contents

Axis

  • A-Go (1944) — Japanese plan to engage and destroy the U.S. Fleet during the Saipan landings
  • AL (1942) — Japanese invasion of the western Aleutians as a diversion from the attempted invasion of Midway Island
  • AOB (1942) — Japanese seizure of Kiska Island
  • AQ (1942) — Japanese seizure of Attu Island
  • Ke-GO (1943) — Japanese evacuation of Kiska, Aleutians
  • I (1943) — major Japanese air offensive to halt Allied advances on New Guinea and Guadalcanal
  • FS (1944) — proposal to isolate Australia by capturing New Caledonia, Samoa and Fiji.
  • K-1 (1942) — Japanese reconnaissance and air-raid on Pearl Harbor
  • Ka (1942) — Japanese plan to destroy the U.S. Fleet and recapture Guadalcanal
  • Ke (1943) — Japanese evacuation of Guadalcanal
  • Ketsu-Go (Decisive) (1945) — Japanese plans to counter US led invasion of Japan
  • MI (1942) — attempted seizure of Midway Island
  • MO (1942) — aborted Japanese invasion of Port Moresby in New Guinea
  • RO (1943) — reinforcement of air forces at Rabaul
  • Sho-Go (1945) — Japanese naval reaction to US invasion of Leyte
  • SR (1942) — seizure of Lae and Salamaua in southeast New Guinea
  • TA (1944) — attempt to repulse US bridgehead on Bougainville Island
  • Tan No. 2 (1945) — long-range Kamikaze mission on Allied fleet anchorage at Ulithi atoll
  • TEN (1945) — air defence plan for Japan
  • Ten-Go (1945) — Japanese kikusui attacks and naval sortie to defend Okinawa.
  • Z (1941) — the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Allies

  • Baus Au (1942) — plan to hide materiel in the Philippines before the fall for later use in guerilla warfare.
  • Cartwheel (1943-1944) — Allied thrusts in the South West Pacific Area, aimed at isolating the major Japanese base at Rabaul.
  • Chronicle (1943) — Allied landings at Woodlark Island and Kiriwina, New Guinea in support of Cartwheel.
  • Toenails (1943) — Allied landings at New Georgia.
  • Postern (1943) — Allied assault on Lae, Papua New Guinea.
  • Goodtime (1943) — New Zealand landing at Treasury Islands.
  • Blissful (1943) — US landing at Choiseul Island.
  • Cherry Blossom (1943) — US landing at Bougainville Island.
  • Dexterity (1943-1944) — Allied landings at Arawe, Cape Gloucester and Saidor and the capture of Tuvulu aerodrome.
  • Cleanslate (1943) — US landings on the Russell Islands
  • Cottage (1943) — US and Canadian operation to recapture Kiska in the Aleutians
  • Cyclone (1944) — US airborne landings on Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea
  • Detachment (1945) — US invasion of Iwo Jima
  • Downfall (1945) — planned invasion of Japan
  • Olympic (planned for 1945, not executed) — first of two prongs of the invasion of Japan
  • Coronet (planned for 1946, not executed) — second of two prongs of the invasion of Japan
  • Fall River (1942) — Allied reinforcement and airfield construction at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
  • Ferdinand (1942) — coastwatchers on Japanese-occupied islands
  • Flintlock (1944) — US assault on Marshall Islands.
  • Catchpole (1944) — US invasion of Eniwetok
  • Hailstone (1944) — naval air attack on Truk
  • Forager (1944) — US assault on Marianas Islands.
  • Galvanic (1943) — US assault on Gilbert Islands.
  • Gratitude (1945) — US Navy raid into the South China Sea
  • Iceberg (1945) — US invasion of Okinawa
  • Inmate (1945) — British and New Zealand naval bombardment of Truk
  • Juneau (1945) — US minesweeping operations at Okinawa.
  • Lentil (1945) — air attack by British Pacific Fleet on Pangkalan Brandan, eastern Sumatra
  • Majestic (planned for 1945, not executed) — Planned Allied invasion of the Japanese Home Island of Kyushu. Scrapped in favour of Operation Olympic (under Operation Downfall)
  • Meridian (1945) — air attack by British Pacific Fleet on Palembang
  • Oboe (1945) — Allied assault on Borneo.
  • PM (1945) — removal of defensive minefield off Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sandcrab (1943) — US operation to recapture Attu in the Aleutians
  • Starvation (1945) — American aerial mining of Japanese ports and waterways.
  • Stalemate (1944) — US assault on Peleliu and Palau Islands
  • Vengeance (1943) — The assassination of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
  • Watchtower (1942) — U.S. invasion of Guadalcanal
  • References

    List of naval and land-based operations in Pacific Theater during World War II Wikipedia


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