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1 Rügen (1937) — Bombing of Guernica. 994
2 Werwolf (1945-50) — guerrilla force to resist occupation by Allies. 867
3 UltraSIGINT resulting from German cipher system Enigma. 861
4 Sabine (1941) — British and Commonwealth invasion of the Kingdom of Iraq to restore government ousted by Rashid Ali; including; 667
5 Anakim (1943) — proposed strategy to retake Burma and reopen the land route to China 615
6 Feuerzauber ("Fire Magic") (1936-39) — Transfer of planes, engineers, and pilots to fascist forces during Spanish Civil War. 540
7 Anthropoid (1942) — assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. 503
8 Ironclad (1942) — The Battle of Madagascar 479
9 Generalplan Ost (1942) plan for ethnic cleansing across Europe. See Also Barbarossa. 426
10 Exporter (1941) — British and Commonwealth invasion of Vichy French-held Syria 394
11 Reinhard (1943) — Phase I of the "Final Solution" targeting Jews across Europe. 382
12 Cornflakes (1945) — insertion of propaganda into the German mail system. 353
13 U-Go (1944) 18px — Japanese assault on Imphal and Kohima 300
14 Bernhard (194?) — German plan to damage British economy using forged British banknotes. 267
15 Keelhaul (1945) — forced repatriation to the Soviet Union, by the western Allies, of Soviet prisoners of war 234
16 Sankō (1942-1944) — Japanese campaign in five provinces of northeastern China to crush the Chinese resistance following the Hundred Regiments Offensive 213
17 Burza ("Tempest") (1944) — a series of local uprisings by the Polish Home Army 209
18 Operation Himmler (1939) — SS & SD staged attacks throughout Poland as propaganda in claiming a justified invasion. 189
19 Panzerfaust/Eisenfaust ("Bazooka/Armored Fist") (1943) — Kidnap of Hungarian leader Miklós Horthy's son to prevent defection of Hungary from Axis. 181
20 Deadlight (1945) — postwar scuttling of U-boats 163
21 Regenbogen ("Rainbow") (1942) Germany — failed German attack on Arctic convoy JW-51B, by Admiral Hipper and Lutzow 159
22 Ostfront (1943) — final operation of Scharnhorst to intercept convoy JW-55B 142
23 MAGIC (1939 —) — SIGINT resulting from Japanese cipher system PURPLE. 131
24 Jaywick (1943) — Anglo-Australian attack on Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour 110
25 Margarethe (1944) — German occupation of Hungary. Döme Sztójay, an avid supporter of the Nazis, become the new Hungarian Prime Minister with the aid of a Nazi military governor. 106
26 Wunderland (1942) — German anti-shipping operation in Kara Sea by Admiral Scheer 104
27 Tannenberg (1939) — plan to exterminate Polish intelligentsia involving Einsatzgruppen. 103
28 SIGSALY (1943—1945) — secure speech system for highest-level Allied communications. 101
29 Ostra Brama (1944) — battle for Wilno (Vilnius) 88
30 Matterhorn (1944) — establishment of bases for US B-29 bomber aircraft 84
31 Lucid (1940) — attempt to destroy German invasion barges 83
32 Source (1943) — British X class submarine (midget submarine) attacks on German warships based in Norway 63
33 Tabarin (1943) — British Antarctic expedition. 61
34 Rimau (1942) — anti-shipping raid by special forces on Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour 59
35 Crossword (1945) — negotiations leading to German surrender in Italy. Known as Sunrise by US forces. 59
36 Boarding Party (1943) — raid against German ships interned in neutral port of Goa. 58
37 Kutschera (1944) — assassination of Franz Kutschera 58
38 Zebra (1944) — airborne supply operation to FFI in Vercors Massif 56
39 Plan Kathleen (1941) — plan sent by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to Germany seeking support for activities. Dubbed "Artus" by German Foreign Ministry. See IRA Abwehr World War II for all IRA Abwehr involvement. 51
40 Dracula (1945) — British amphibious assault on Rangoon, Burma. 49
41 Frantic (1943) — The use of Soviet airfields by western Allied bombers. 49
42 Stonewall (1943) — Allied operation to intercept blockade runners in the Bay of Biscay 48
43 Longcloth (1943) — Chindits advance into Burma 46
44 Berlin (1941) — Atlantic cruise of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau 43
45 Krohcol (1942) — British move into Thailand to pre-empt expected Japanese action 38
46 Tungsten (1944) — carrier-borne air attack on Tirpitz 37
47 Salaam (1942) — insertion of German agents into the British-occupied Kingdom of Egypt 37
48 Slippery (1945) deception operation for Zipper 36
49 Culverin (1943) — Proposed allied invasion of northern Sumatra 34
50 Wikinger (1940) — foray by German destroyers into the North Sea 33
51 Cockpit (1944) — Allied naval airstrike on Sabang, Sumatra 33
52 Postmaster (1942) — SOE operation to capture three Axis vessels in the neutral Spanish island of Fernando Po 32
53 Gaff (1944) — attempt to kill Erwin Rommel 31
54 Canuck (1945) — SAS operation near Turin to train and organise Italian resistance fighters. 29
55 Transom (1944) — Allied naval air raid on Surabaya, Java 24
56 Meridian (1945) — naval air attacks on installations on Sumatra 24
57 Ruthless (194?) — Admiralty plan to capture an Enigma encryption machine. 23
58 Haudegen ("Broadsword") (1944) — German intelligence collection in Spitsbergen Norway 23
59 Walfisch ("Whale") (1940) — aborted German plan to land an agent in Ireland. 22
60 Savannah (1941) — Free French attempt to ambush and kill Luftwaffe pathfinder pilots in France 22
61 Seemöwe ("Seagull") series (1940 onwards) — insertion of German agents into Britain and Ireland. See also Seagull I and Seagull II. 22
62 Matador (1945) — British occupation of Ramree Island 22
63 Lentil(1945) — naval air attack on refineries on Sumatra 21
64 Regenbogen ("Rainbow") (1945) — rescinded order to scuttle Kriegsmarine. 21
65 Taśma ("Belt") (1943-1944) — action of the Home Army against German border guarding stations 20
66 Wieniec ("Garland") (1942) — action of the Polish Związek Odwetu against German railway transport 19
67 Alpha (1944) — improvement of the defences of Kunming against Japanese threats 18
68 Hummer ("Lobster") series (1940 onwards) — insertion of German agents into Britain. See also Hummer I 18
69 Bajadere (1942) 18px — German special forces operation in India, including Free India Legion personnel 18
70 Carpetbagger (1943) — US airdrops to several national Resistance forces 18
71 Worek ("Sack") (1939) — Polish naval defence of the Polish coast 16
72 Dervish (1941) — first of the Arctic Convoys to the Soviet Union 16
73 Doppelschlag ("Double blow") (1942) — German anti-shipping operation off Novaya Zemlya by Admiral Scheer and Admiral Hipper 15
74 Capital (1943) — Allied capture of northern Burma 11
75 Safehaven (1944) — allied efforts to capture fleeing Nazis and seize German resources abroad 11
76 Sportpalast (1942) — aborted German naval operation (including Tirpitz) to attack Arctic convoys PQ-12 and QP-8 10
77 Diplomat (1944) — Allied exercise in preparation for joint operations against the Japanese 8
78 Thursday (1944) — Chindits operation in Burma 7
79 Struggle (1945) — destruction of IJN cruiser Takao in Singapore harbour, using midget submarines 6
80 Talon (1945) — British capture of Akyab island and construction of supply airbase in support of Burma campaign. 5
81 Sankey (1945) — landings by Royal Marines on Cheduba Island 5
82 Nordseetour ("North Sea Tour") (1940) — first Atlantic operation of Admiral Hipper 5
83 Crimson (1944) — Allied naval airstrike and bombardment of Sabang, Sumatra 5
84 Zamość Uprising (1942-1944) — series of operations of the Polish resistance against the Germans < 5
85 Big Bang (1947) — demolition of defences of Heligoland < 5
86 Pastorious (1942) — separate landings of German agents on the US east coast with objective of industrial sabotage. < 5
87 Regatta21 Brigade advance from Basra by boat up the Tigris. < 5
88 Cerberus (1942) — escape of German capital ships from Brest to home ports in Germany (Channel Dash) < 5
89 Bishop (1945) — covering operation for Dracula < 5
90 Domino (1943) — second aborted Arctic sortie by Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen and destroyers < 5
91 Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation (1945) — Soviet invasion of Manchuria and other Japanese occupied territories < 5
92 Potluck (1944) — Allied anti-shipping patrol off Norway < 5
93 Goodwood I, II, III & IV (1944) — sequence of 4 carrier-borne air attacks on Tirpitz < 5
94 Rösselsprung ("Knights Move") (1942) — German naval operation (including Tirpitz) to attack Arctic convoy PQ-17 < 5
95 Fronttheater (1943) — first aborted Arctic sortie by Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen and destroyers < 5
96 Enclose (1943) — British anti-submarine air offensive in Bay of Biscay (also Enclose II) < 5
97 C (1942) — major Japanese naval incursion into Indian Ocean < 5
98 Operation Walküre ("Valkyrie") (194?) — Plan to put down insurrection of slave workers within the German Reich in the event of rebellion. Used as a cover for clandestine action by the July 20 plotters. < 5
99 Catapult (1940) — Royal Navy actions to seize, disable or destroy the French fleet after France's surrender. < 5
100 Planet, Brawn, Tiger Claw and Mascot (1944) — cancelled carrier-borne air attacks on the Tirpitz < 5
101 Canned (1940) — British naval bombardment of Banda Alula, Italian Somaliland < 5
102 Alacrity (1943) — Allied naval patrols around Azores < 5
103 Holder (1943) — British special naval transport to Murmansk < 5
104 Paravane (1944) — RAF air attack on Tirpitz < 5
105 Bürkl (1943) — assassination of Franz Bürkl < 5
106 Karneval (1945) — airdrop of agents near Brussels and Waal < 5
107 EJ (1941) — British anti-shipping operation off Norway < 5
108 Kadella (1945) — airdrop of agents near Marseilles < 5
109 Tunnel (1943) — standard British plan to intercept German blockade runners < 5
110 Menace (1940) — seaborne Free French and British attack on Dakar, French West Africa (Senegal) < 5
111 Livery (1945) — naval air strikes on northern Malaya and air cover for minesweeping operations < 5
112 Appearance (1941) — British seaborne assault on Italian-held British Somaliland < 5
113 Eiche ("Oak") (1943) — German rescue from custody of Benito Mussolini < 5
114 Główki ("Heads") (1943-1944) — a series of assassinations of Nazi personnel by the Home Army < 5
115 Husar (1943) — cancelled German anti-shipping operation in Kara Sea by Lutzow < 5
116 Franz (1942) — proposal to establish sabotage teams in Iran < 5
117 Croquet (1944) — Allied anti-shipping off Norway < 5
118 Zauberflöte ("Magic Flute") (1942) — return of damaged Prinz Eugen from Trondheim to Germany < 5
119 Sonderaktion Krakau (1939) Operation to murder members of the intelligentia at univerisites in Krakow. < 5
120 Pamphlet (1943) — convoying of Australian troops from Suez to Australia < 5
121 Alpenfestung — plan for nazi national Redoubt in Alps. < 5
122 Foxchase (1945) — British anti-shipping operation off Norway < 5
123 Primrose (1941) — capture of U-110's Enigma cypher machine and documents by HMS Bulldog < 5
124 Rädda Bornholm (1945) — Swedish landings on Bornholm < 5
125 Zarin (1942) — German mining action off Novaya Zemlya by Admiral Hipper and destroyers < 5
126 Drumbeat (1942) — part of "Second Happy Time" (Paukenschlag) < 5
127 Magic Carpet (1945–1946) — American post-war operation to transport US military personnel home < 5
128 Hunting (1944) — assassination of Ludwig Fischer < 5
129 Drachenhohle (1944) — aborted attack on Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, using Mistel composite aircraft < 5
130 Perlen-fischer (1945) — airdrop of agents near Paris < 5
131 Posthorn (1944) — British naval air attack on shipping off Norway < 5
132 Rheinübung ("Exercise Rhine") (1941) Germany — planned German attacks on Allied shipping conducted by Bismarck and Prinz Eugen < 5
133 Countenance (1941) — Allied invasion of neutral Iran. < 5
134 Bodden (1937-43) — Abwehr intelligence gathering system operating from Spain and Morocco. < 5
135 Foil (1945) — cutting of submarine telephone cables off Hong Kong < 5
136 Supply (1941) — Allied anti-submarine naval patrol off Madagascar < 5
137 Pied Piper (1939) — evacuation of children from British cities. < 5
138 Ursula (1936-1939) — Kriegsmarine Uboat operations in support of Francoist and Italian navies. < 5
139 Ha-Go (1944) — Japanese action to isolate and destroy Anglo-Indian forces in Burma < 5
140 Paukenschlag ("Drumbeat", "Beat of the Kettle Drum", "Second happy time") (1942) — German U-boat campaign against shipping off the United States east coast < 5
141 Sheikh Mahmut (1943) — failed attempt to establish bases in Iraq < 5
142 Rösselsprung ("Knights Move") (1944) — German attempt to capture Josip Broz Tito < 5
143 Cupola (1945) — British anti-shipping operation off Norway < 5
144 Ichigo (1944) — Japanese campaign in eastern China to secure overland routes to Indo-China and airfields < 5
145 Camilla (1941) — British disinformation operation to mask action against Eritrea < 5
146 Taube ("Dove/Pigeon") (1940) — mission to transport IRA Chief of Staff Seán Russell from Germany back to Ireland. < 5

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