The following is a "fairly" long list of operational codenames from the Second World War. They are sorted alphabetically at present, I'm in the process of sorting by date and theatre. There are over 1000 codenames here and I'm still working on it! Please note it is almost 2002 since I put any effort into this list and due to its age, it undoubtably contains errors. Ue my list as a reference only please, its the work of an hobby general after all.
Please Read before Entering the Table Below!
|Sources and Contributors|
|Sorted By Theatre||Allied||Axis|
|Sorted By Date||Allied||Axis|
The tables of codenames have been generated from a MS Excel Worksheet and saved as an HTML file with the tags included. For this reason, you must look at the Allied and Axis Codenames separately by clicking on the icons above.
The layout of the tables are as follows:
|The codenames listed in Alphabetical order||The presence of a letter, Y, in this column indicates that the operation was carried out as planned.||This column indicates the nation of the principle forces engaged in any listed operation.||Column 4 gives the date that the operation was planned for or carried out/started on or the duration of the operation.||This column indicates the theatre or campaign that the operation was part of.||This column gives a short description of the operations listed.|
I hope you find this useful and informing and as allways, if you have any additions or corrections please feel free to send them on to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A glossary to assist you in understanding some of the contents of the two tables above.
AOK Armee Oberkommando, German Field Army accronym BEF British Expeditionary Force, force sent to France in 1939-1940 BPF British Pacific Fleet Bty. battery, artillery position Cdo Commando CinC Commander in Chief DEI Dutch East Indies DNG Dutch New Guinea FFI French Forces of the Interior IA Inter-Allied, 10 (IA) Cdo. JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Armed forces command LoC Lines of Communication LRDG Long Range Desert Group MTB Motor Torpedo Boat NEI Netherlands East Indies NZ New Zealand OSS Office of Strategic Services PI Philipine Islands POA Pacific Ocean Areas PzAOK Panzerarmeeoberkommando, a Panzer or Armoured Formation RAF Royal Air Force RN Royal Navy SAS Special Air Service SBS Special Boat Service SDF Sudan Defense Force SEA South East Asia SIS SOE Special Operations Excecutive SSRF Small Scale Raiding Force SWPAC South West Pacific TF Task Force
I have to thank the following people for giving me much great help with this table:
Jörg Michael from the Canary Islands, thanks very much Jörg