Code Names

ANVIL Early plan for invasion of southern France.
AVALANCHE Allied amphibious assault near Salerno to capture Naples, 9 September 1943.
BAYTOWN British Eighth Army invasion of southern Italy at Reggio di Calabria, mounted from Sicily, 3 September 1943.
BRIMSTONE Allied invasion of Sardinia. Canceled.
BUTTRESS British invasion of toe of Italy at Gioja, mounted from North Africa. Canceled.
DRAGOON Allied invasion of southeastern Mediterranean coast of France, 15 August 1944; name changed on 27 July 1944 from ANVIL.
GANGWAY One of a variety of operations involving a swift descent on Naples in the event of sudden Italian collapse.
HUSKY Invasion of southeastern Sicily, 10 July 1943.
OVERLORD Allied cross-Channel invasion of continent of Europe on the Normandy coast of France, D-day, 6 June 1944.
QUADRANT U.S.-British conference at Quebec, August 1943.
SHINGLE Amphibious operation at Anzio, 22 January 1944.
SLAPSTICK British landings at Taranto, southern Italy, mounted from Bizerte, Tunisia, 9 September 1943.
STRANGLE Allied air operation to interrupt and destroy enemy road, rail, and sea communications in Italy, March-May 1944.
TRIDENT U.S.-British conference at Washington, May 1943.
VULCAN Final Allied ground offensive to clear Tunisia, 6 May 1943.


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