Operation Ferdinand

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Operation Ferdinand can refer to 2 operations in World War 2:

  • In 1944, Operation Ferdinand was an Allied deception plan, which supported the invasion of southern France (Operation Dragoon) in August 1944 by leading the Germans to believe that the objective of the invasion was the Genoa region of Italy.
  • In 1942, Operation Ferdinand was the network of coast-watchers operating on Japanese-held islands throughout the Philippines and the South Pacific region. This system of observers consisted of civilians and some military volunteers who radioed reports on Japanese ship movements.