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- 1 Repeated lists?
- 2 Acting boldly
- 3 More bold actions
- 4 Final bold action
- 5 Order And Discipline!
- 6 SEALORD vice Sealords
- 7 Wikipedia:Naming conventions (military units)
- 8 World War 2 operations
- 9 World War 2 operations again
- 10 Separation
- 11 Accumulator (1944)
- 12 Sub-classify by year
- 13 Potkova?
- 14 Croats vs Serbs
- 15 Mea culpa - apology
- 16 Slipper
- 17 East Timor
- 18 Global War on Terror
- 19 Where does this fit?
- 20 Requested move
- 21 Subcategories for Cold War
- 22 National indication
- 23 Banzaiii
- 24 Arab Israeli Conflict
- 25 Make table
- 26 Codenames
- 27 invalid operations in law enforcement section
Why are the WWII and Cold War ops lists repeated? Is there any reason the duplicated lists should not be merged? Bbpen 16:18, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
OK, I crosschecked both Cold War ops lists and removed this second one. Bbpen 16:34, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Cold War Era
- Agatha (1946) - British attack on Hagana and Irgun in Palestine
- Ajax (1953) - Anglo-British plan for coup in Iran
- Anadyr - Soviet plan to base nuclear weapons in Cuba; the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis
- Argus (1959) - test of nuclear bombs in the upper atmosphere
- Atilla (1974) - Turkish invasion and occupation of northern Cyprus
- Balak (1948) - smuggling of arms to Israel
- Blowdown (1963) - Australia/US/UK simulated nuclear explosion in a rain forest
- Claret (1964) - British patrols into Indonesia
- El Dorado Canyon (1986) - US strikes against Libya
- Entebbe (1976) - Israeli rescue operation at Entebbe, Uganda. Later renamed Jonathan
- Evening Light (1980) - US attempt to rescue embassy hostages in Tehran
- Gold (1954) - covert American tunnel under the Berlin Wall
- Golden Pheasant (1988) - US deployment in Honduras
- Horev (1948) - Israeli attack in northern Israel
- Jonathan (1976) - rescue of hostages at Entebbe, Uganda
- Jennifer (1974) - CIA lifting of a sunken Soviet submarine
- Just Cause (1989) - US invasion of Panama
- Mongoose (1962) - plan for information gathering, sabotage, civil insurrection and the overthrown of the Cuban government
- Nimrod (1980) - rescue of hostages in the Iranian embassy, London
- Northwoods (1960s) - plan to incite war between the United States and Cuba
- Orion (1960) - DARPA project to design a Nuclear pulse propulsion system
- Peter Pan (1960s) - transfer of Cubans to the US
- Power Pack (1965) - US deployment in the Dominican Republic
- Provide Comfort (1991) - relief effort in northern Iraq
- Restore Hope (1992) - American name for UNITAF, humanitarian intervention in Somalia
- Silver - covert British tunnel in Austria
- Suzannah (1954) - Israeli plan to bomb American interests in Egypt
- Urgent Fury (1983) - US invasion of Grenada
- Vittles (1948) - Berlin Airlift
- Operation Planefare - British part of the Berlin Airlift
More bold actions
Crosschecked both WWII ops lists and removed this second one. Bbpen 16:39, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
World War II
- Agreement (1942) - British landing in North Africa
- Reinhard (1943) German reprisals for Anthropoid.
- Alphabet - evacuation of British troops from Norway
- Ambassador (1940) - British commando raid on Guernsey
- Amherst (1945) - British airborne raid in the Netherlands
- Anvil (1944) - invasion of Southern France. Name later changed to Dragoon
- Anthropoid (1942) Czechoslovak-British assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.
- Archery (1941) - British commando raid on Maaloy, Norway
- Artur ("Arthur") (1941) - German plan to support IRA activities
- Attila (1940) - German seizure and occupation of Vichy France
- Avalanche - Allied landings near Salerno, Italy
- Boardman - deception operation for Avalanche
- Barbarossa (1941) - German invasion of the Soviet Union
- Basalt (1942) - British raid on Sark
- Baytown - Allied landings in Calabria, Italy
- Bertram - part of the Second Battle of El Alamein
- Begonia (1943) - British POW rescue in Italy
- Birke ("Birch") (1944) - German plan to withdraw from Northern Finland prior to the Lapland War
- Birkhahn ("Black Cock") (1945) - German withdrawal from Norway
- Biting (1942) - Commando raid on radar site in France
- Blau ("Case Blue") (1942) - German offensive in the southern USSR
- Blücher (1942) - German campaign in the Caucasus
- Bodenplatte ("Baseplate") (1945) - German aerial attack on 27 Allied airbases
- Candytuft (1943) - British raid on the Italian east coast
- Canuck (1945) - SAS operation near Turin
- Cerberus (1942) - escape of German capital ships from Brest to home ports in Germany
- Chariot (1942) - British raid on Saint Nazaire
- Chastise (1943) - attack on German dams
- Clawhammer (1942) - planned commando raid on a radar site in France
- Claymore (1941) - British raid on Norwegian islands
- Cobra (1944) - American breakout from Normandy
- Dunhill (1944) - SAS operations in Normandy to support Cobra
- Cold Comfort (1945) - British raid on rail lines in Italy
- Colossus (1941) - airborne raid against rail targets in Italy
- Compass (1940) - British counteroffensive in North Africa
- Cooney - French commando raid
- Crusader (1941) - British attempt to relieve Tobruk
- Deadlight (1945) - postwar scuttling of U-boats
- Defoe (1944) - SAS patrols in Normandy
- Donnerschlag ("Thunderclap") (1942) - planned breakout of the German 6th Army from Stalingrad
- Downfall (1945) - planned invasion of Japan
- Dragoon (1944) - Allied landing in southern France
- Driftwood (1944) - failed raid on rail targets north of Rome
- Drumbeat (1942) - German U-boat attack on east coast shipping of the United States
- Dynamo (1940) - British evacuation from Dunkirk
- Edelweiss (1942) - proposed German capture of the oil fields of Baku
- Eisenhammer (1943) - plan to destroy Soviet power generators in Moscow and Gorky (not the same as Iron Hammer)
- Epsom (1944) - British assault west of Caen, Normandy
- Fall Blau ("Case Blue") (1942) - German offensive in the southern USSR
- Fall Gelb ("Case Yellow") (1940) - German offensive against western Europe
- Fall Gruen ("Case Green") - the German invasion of Czechoslovakia
- Fall Rot ("Case Red") (1935) - German defense plan in case of an incursion by France when Czechoslovakia is invaded
- Fall Weiss ("Case White") (1939) - German invasion of Poland
- Felix (1940-41) - planned German invasion of Gibraltar
- Feuerzauber ("Fire Magic") (1942) - planned German capture of Leningrad
- Fischereiher ("Heron") (1942) - German offensive to capture Stalingrad
- Fortitude (1944) - Allied deception in Europe
- Foxley - a plan to kill Adolf Hitler that was never carried out
- Frankton (1942) - commando raid on shipping port in France
- Frühlingserwachen ("Spring Awakening") (1945) - German counterattack against Russian forces in Hungary
- Gaff (1944) - attempt to kill Erwin Rommel
- Gauntlet (1941) - raid on Spitsbergen
- Goodwood (1944) - British breakout attempt from Normandy
- Greif ("Grab") (1944) - German troops disguised as Allied soldiers during Battle of the Bulge
- Grenade (1945) - American/Canadian crossing of the Rhine
- Grün  ("Green") - the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia
- Grün  ("Green") (1940) - decoy invasion of Ireland in conjunction with Seelöwe
- Gunnerside (1943) - raid on a Norwegian heavy water plant
- Project Habbakuk - project to construct an aircraft carrier out of ice
- Operation Herbstnebel
- Herbstreise ("Autumn Journey") (1940) - decoy invasion of Scotland
- Herkules (1942) - planned Axis airborne invasion of Malta
- Wacht am Rhein ("Watch on the Rhine") (1944) - German counteroffensive in the Ardennes (in Belgium, Luxembourg and France); the Battle of the Bulge
- Husky (1943) - Allied invasion of Sicily
- Icarus (1940) - planned German invasion of Iceland
- Lightfoot (1942) - first attack by the British at El Alamein
- Marita (1941) - German invasion of Greece
- Lost (1944) - British raid on Brittany
- Margarethe (1944) - German operation to keep Hungary from defecting
- Loyton (1944) - large SAS patrol in French mountains
- Manhattan Project - American program to build an atomic bomb
- Market Garden (1944) - Allied airborne attempt to cross the lower Rhine
- Merkur ("Mercury") (1941) - German invasion of Crete
- Mondscheinsonate ("Moonlight Sonata") (1940) - German aerial raid on Coventry
- Morgenrote ("Dawn") (1944) - German counterattack against Anzio landings
- Narcissus (1943) British commando raid
- Nelson (1944) - cancelled SAS patrol in France
- Newton (1944) - SAS raid in France
- Nordlicht  ("Northern Lights") (1942) - planned German assault on Leningrad
- Nordlicht  ("Northern Lights") (1944) - German withdrawal from the Kola Peninsula into Norway
- Nordwind ("North Wind") (1945) - German offensive in the Alsace
- Overlord (1944) - Allied landings in Normandy
- Bodyguard - overall deception plan
- Detroit - American airdrop in Normandy
- Chicago - American airdrop in Normandy
- Dingson - Free French commando raid
- Tonga - British airdrop in Normandy
- Neptune - landing phase of Overlord
- Maple - Allied naval minesweeping operations
- Gambit - British midget submarine operations
- Lüttich - German counter-offensive at Mortain
- Pegasus (1944) - Allied rescue of troops after failure of Market Garden
- Paperclip - part-military, part-scientific operation to gain information out of Nazi scientists after WWII
- Paukenschlag ("Beat of the Kettle Drum") (1942) - German U-boat offensive on the east coast of the United States
- Pedestal Allied convoy to Malta.
- Plunder (1945) - British crossing of the Rhine
- Pluto - construction of undersea oil pipelines between England and France
- Pomegranate (1944) Raid in support of Operation Shingle
- Renntier ("Reindeer") (1941) - German occupation of Petsamo
- Rheinübung ("Exercise Rhine") (1941) - German attacks on Allied shipping conducted by Bismarck and Prinz Eugen
- Rösselsprung  ("Knights Move") (1942) German naval campaign to sink Arctic convoys
- Rösselsprung  ("Knights Move") (1944) German attempt to capture Josip Broz Tito
- Roundup (1942) - planned Allied landings in France
- Seelöwe ("Sea Lion") (1940) - planned German invasion of Britain
- Shingle (1944) - Allied landings at Anzio
- Sledgehammer (1942) - planned Allied landings in France
- Sonneblume - movement of German troops to north Africa as a result of the British Compass
- Sonnenwende ("Winter Solstice") (1945) - German offensive to relieve Pomerania from Russian forces and halt advance on Berlin
- Supercharge (1942) -second attack by British at El Alamein
- Taifun ("Typhoon") (1941) - German autumn offensive to capture Moscow
- Tanne Ost (1944 ) - failed German attempt to capture Suursaari from Finland
- Tanne West (1944) - planned German attempt to capture the Åland Islands from Finland
- Theseus (1942) - German offensive to drive Allies out of Cyrenaica and Egypt
- Tiger (1944) - Allied training prior D-Day, near Slapton.
- Tombola (1945) - SAS raid in Italy
- Torch (1942) - Allied landings in North Africa
- Totalize (1944) - Allied effort to trap German armor in Normandy
- Watchtower (1942) - US invasion of Guadalcanal
- Weiss (1939) - German invasion of Poland.
- Weserübung ("Weser Exercise") (1940) - German invasion of Denmark and Norway
- Wintergewitter ("Winter Storm") (1942) - German attempt to relief encircled 6th Army at Stalingrad
- Zitadelle ("Citadel") (1943) German counteroffensive at Kursk
- Zombie (1941) - airborne raid against rail targets in Italy
Final bold action
Crosschecked remaining duplicate lists and removed these. Bbpen 16:44, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- Artisan - Canadian Forces contribution to the Rinas Airfield Rehabilitation Project in Tirana, Albania
- Echo - Canada sending air forces to Aviano, Italy to enforce a no-fly zone over Balkan region (UNSFOR and UNKFOR)
- Eclipse - deployment of Canadian soldiers to east Africa in support of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
- Fusion - Canada's combined contribution to Allied Harmony and Concordia
- Prudence - Canada's participation in the Mission des Nations Unies dans la République Centrafricaine (MINURCA)
- Avalanche (1999) - American anti-pedophilia effort
- Falcon (2004) - anti-pedophilia raid against companies handling credit card payments
- Ore (2003) - American led anti-pedophilia effort
- Pin (2003) - British-led anti-pedophilia effort
- List of amphibious assault operations
- List of Nuclear Tests
- Daedalus - British Interplanetary Society study to create a plausible design for an interstellar probe
- Bojinka - terrorist plot by al-Qaida members Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, foiled in 1995
- Clambake - anti-Scientology
Order And Discipline!
I hope you like the new organization of the page. We might want to do WWII this way also. [[PaulinSaudi 08:58, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)]]
SEALORD vice Sealords
Dear Iam, All this Wikistuff is case-sensitive. Your SEALORD now points to Operation Sealords. When I first got here I protested much. We both know codewords are CAPITALIZED. That is just the local custom here, we cannot really change it.
Welcome to the Wiki!
[[PaulinSaudi 03:03, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)]]
- Yes but SEALORDS is an acronym, not just a codeword. It stands for Southeast Asia Lake, Ocean, River, and Delta Strategy. So I don't know why it would be made lowercase for an acronym. Iam 04:01, Nov 18, 2004 (UTC)
Forgive the spam, but I'm trying to round up wikipedians with an interest in international military history to help work out some conventions for the names of military units. If you are interested in that sort of thing, please visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions (military units) and join the discussions on the talk page. — B.Bryant 17:48, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
World War 2 operations
Don't know about any one else but I find that the WW2 list has become large and is too monolithic (ok, I am partly to blame). I suggest that it's subdivided into 'theatre', eg, Easterm Front, Mediterranean, Pacific, etc. Other approaches are possible (eg year, nation) but this seems the most obvious, although there will be overlaps.
I don't mind starting the work. I'll make a start soon and offer a sample for further comment.
World War 2 operations again
The subdivision of WW2 operations hasn't prompted ny comments at all. I'll assume it's ok.
Next: the size of this whole article is getting a bit big and there's warnings about this on amendments. I suggest that the WW2 section be removed to a new article completely, with appropriate links. I'll wait for comments and suggestions, of course. Then, unless it's a problem, I'll go ahead on, say 6th November. It will be reversible. Folks at 137 21:58, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
Excuse me for not commenting on your bold move. My Muse is missing and I am unable of late of writing. Had I commented upon your proposal, I would have advised against it. Seeing your work, I must confess I am mightily pleased. Well done.
However, I take exception with further chopping the page. Its size has given me no real problem, have you encountered any?
Frankly, I simply like the words. The operations are not nearly so interesting to me. I like the parade of odd and obscure names.
Tell you what, why not make each and every war a redirect page? Let's see how that looks. Paul, in Saudi 04:23, 4 November 2005 (UTC)
- Paul: Thanks for your comments. Personally, size isn't a problem - the bits I'm interested are at the front, so I can put up with it. I was prompted by the Wiki generated comment 'This page is 64 kilobytes long. This may be longer than is preferable; see article size.' As I've helped to reach this condition, I didn't want to cop out, hence my offer/ suggestion.
Best wishes to your Muse.Folks at 137 17:56, 4 November 2005 (UTC)
Time to separate the military from the non-military and even the projects from the operations? GraemeLeggett 17:59, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
While there are certainly operations I have never heard of, I would really like more information on this one. I thought my research on Overlord was fairly complete. Paul, in Saudi 02:38, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
- My source is
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/rep/Normandy/ComNavEu/ComNavEu-416.html page 420. I felt that this was a good source, so included it.
- There's more detail at
- and more diversions are listed - Glimmer, Taxable & Bigdrum. Do you have objections to these being added to the list?
- Been searching the web. No ref to Accumulator on HMCS Huron sites....
- Folks at 137 10:59, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Sub-classify by year
Some of the WW2 geographical areas have become so large as to make it difficult to follow campaigns or to group linked operations. I favour grouping by year, since that broadly groups like events together. First effort is Western Front as this neatly splits the German ascendancy from the Allied. Next could be Mediterranean: this would separate North Africa from Italy. Any views?? Folks at 137 11:24, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
- The situation her eis that the whole article is too large and needs to split down into smaller units (see List of armoured fighting vehicles for an example) I would hive off WW2 as a separate list for a starter.
- I agree, but it's not unanimous, see "World War 2 operations again", above. If a consensus is found to split off WW2, I don't mind doing the work, however.
The very existance of operation named "Horseshoe" in Serbian (described here as a Serbian army offensive against "Kosovo Liberation Army" terrorist organisation) is a matter of considerable doubt. Reports of alleged organised widespread ethnic cleansing under it`s aegis was used NATO countries` war propaganda as justification for escalation of the bombing campaign against Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia. However it has never been proven that it had really exsisted as such.
But regardless of all that POTKOVA does NOT mean "horseshoe" in Serbian (in fact there is no such noun in Serbian language). POTKOVICA is Serbian for horseshoe.
Veljko Stevanovich 3. feb. 2006. 19:00 UTC+1
Croats vs Serbs
This is not intended to be a forum for a bunch of crazy Slavs to fight amongst themselves, so try to get some objectivity here. Whatever happened in Croatia is not commonly referred to as the 'Croatian War of Independence'. On the other side of the coin there has been certified evidence of atrocities committed by Serbs against Kosovars and Croats in military actions within the former Yugoslavia.
I have renamed Croatian War of Independence to War in Croatia, just like War in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have also removed the word liberate as it is clearly NPOV, and any other NPOV terms.
Kransky 08:42, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Mea culpa - apology
Not sure how, but I appear to have wiped this page earlier today (20:13). This was an accident, and I wish to apologise. Other editors have restored the info. Probably getting over-confident. My wrist is slapped. Folks at 137 20:44, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
"Slipper — the Royal Australian Navy's contribution to the invasion of Afghanistan "
how on Earth would a navy been useful against an inland country? -- 01:58, 29 April 2006 Kransky
Global War on Terror
I have grouped both military and law enforcement activities together, including the activities in Afghanistan (covered unchanged under its own sub-category).
The nature of counter-terrorist activities involving both civil and military organisations makes it tricky to define taxonomies, to say nothing of the controversy to link other conflicts in (Chechnya? Thailand? Iraq?). For the sake of simplicity I am just including operations directed against broadly Islamist threats in the post 9/11 era (this is not a clear-cut operation).
And did you know some terrorists also name their operations?
Law enforcement operations do not belong on a list of military operations unless they are operations conducted by military law enforcement. I have little confidence that any operation at present in the law enforcement section is valid. I checked two and they were not military operations. I removed them. TMLutas (talk) 20:45, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Where does this fit?
Now that someone put this into Category:Lists I'm trying to figure out which sub-category it should go in. One thing that throws me is that the title says "and non-military" but its only included in military operations categories. The name seems to be too broad in that non-military operations and projects seems like it ought to include my project to build a deck in my backyard. What is this list really about? --JeffW 03:54, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
- As far as I know, the list was intended merely to be a list of "operations", to satisfy a curiosity about the allocation of such names. It includes police actions, for instance, which are not military. I've concentrated on WWII ops and it's been helpful and informative to ferret out the info. IMHO, the list is too broad and unmanageable and I've advocated extracting the WWII data to a new list. There's discussion on this, above; particularly from PaulinSaudi. Your suggestions welcomed. Folks at 137 19:56, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
- My opinion is that it isn't useful to lump things together that are really different just because they contain a common word. Therefore, I think the non-military stuff should be put in its own list, or just deleted because there doesn't seem to be enough to justify a list. --JeffW 21:39, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Subcategories for Cold War
I have created categories for the Vietnam War, Korean War and "Southern Africa", which are easily recognisable and distinct wars where operations generically could be considered 'Cold War' can be placed. Other military/intelligence operations of the Cold War (i.e.: between East and West, both proxy and/or involving the superpowers directly) can be placed here, such as Grenada, Cuba, Berlin etc.
One issue are conflicts that have outlasted the Cold War (such as Israel versus its neighbours), or which were not directly an East-West issue (such as the Falklands War, or India-Pakistan). Any suggestions? Kransky 05:46, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
An experiment. I've added national flags to some WWII operations to indicate national origin (the "attacker" not "attackee"). Does this help? I think a graphic is easier to pick out than words. Comments? Folks at 137 09:33, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
- Splendid idea! I'm looking forward to see 36 flags at Operation Desert Storm ;-) Necessary Evil 15:25, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
- I'll leave that one to you, NE! Seriously though, it's a point: does it invalidate the idea? Folks at 137 22:22, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
- Using 36 flag icons is no more or less doable than 36 names. So what's the difference? The flags idea is fine. Use them (and/or names) for the main combatants, otherwise, just use a name like "Allies", "Axis", "Coalition" etc.Michael Dorosh 23:13, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
- I'll leave that one to you, NE! Seriously though, it's a point: does it invalidate the idea? Folks at 137 22:22, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
I've changed the small Japanese red dots with Image:Naval Ensign of Japan.svg because the red dots look odd. The was also the flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.--Necessary Evil 17:31, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Arab Israeli Conflict
I have added a separate section for all conflicts involving Israel (strictly speaking, not all of them involve Arabs - somebody think of anything better). Kransky 06:56, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
I think that we should make a table out of this list of links. Would anyone have a problem with me creating a table for this. The fields I will put on it to start are Country (this will have the flag), Conflict, Year began, Year ended, Operation name and Comments. I will also add info about each major war/conflict and breakout large sections and create pages for them with forks from this page to the new one. If you want to see what this will look like when I am done see List of Medal of Honor recipients. If I don't get any comments against within the next couple weeks I will implement.--Kumioko (talk) 20:37, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
This list is essentially a list of one-word codenames (operations), but I can't find a list yet of two-word codenames (programs, I think). Can anyone assist? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:54, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
invalid operations in law enforcement section
Law enforcement operations do not belong on a list of military operations unless they are operations conducted by military law enforcement. I have little confidence that any operation at present in the law enforcement section is valid. I checked two and they were not military operations. I removed them. TMLutas (talk) 20:47, 22 August 2016 (UTC)