List of naval and land-based operations in Pacific Theater during World War II


List of naval and land-based operations in Pacific Theater during World War II

List of Naval and land based operations in Pacific Theater during World War II including Japan, Oceania, and Pacific Rim.

Pacific Ocean

Axis

* "A-Go" (1944) flagicon|Japan — Japanese plan to engage and destroy the US Fleet during the Saipan landings
* "AL" (1942) flagicon|Japan — Japanese invasion of the western Aleutians
* "I" (1943) flagicon|Japan — major Japanese air offensive to halt Allied advances on New Guinea and Guadalcanal
* "FS" (1944) flagicon|Japan — Proposed Japanese plan to isolate Australia by capturing New Caledonia, Samoa and Fiji.
* "K-1" (1942) flagicon|Japan — Japanese reconnaissance and air-raid on Pearl Harbor
* "Ka" (1942) flagicon|Japan — Japanese plan to destroy the US Fleet and recapture Guadalcanal
* "Ke" (1943) flagicon|Japan — Japanese evacuation of Guadalcanal
* "Ke-GO" (1943) flagicon|Japan — Japanese evacuation of Kiska, Aleutians
* "Ketsu-Go" (Decisive) (1945) flagicon|Japan — Japanese plans to counter US led invasion of Japan
* "MO" (1942) flagicon|Japan — aborted Japanese invasion of Port Moresby in New Guinea
* "Sho-Go" (1945) flagicon|Japan — Japanese naval reaction to US invasion of Leyte
* "Tan No. 2" (1945) flagicon|Japan — long-range Kamikaze mission on Allied fleet anchorage at Ulithi atoll
* "Ten-Go" (1945) flagicon|Japan — Japanese naval sortie to defend Okinawa.
* "Z" (1941) flagicon|Japan — the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Allies

* "Cartwheel" (1943-1944) — Allied thrusts in the South West Pacific Area, aimed at isolating the major Japanese base at Rabaul.
** "Chronicle" (1943) — Allied landings at Woodlark Island and Kiriwina, New Guinea in support of "Cartwheel".
** "Toenails" (1943) — Allied landings at New Georgia.
** "Postern" (1943) — Allied assault on Lae, Papua New Guinea.
** "Goodtime" (1943) — New Zealand landing at Treasury Islands.
** "Blissful" (1943) — US landing at Choiseul Island.
** "Cherry Blossom" (1943) — US landing at Bougainville Island.
** "Dexerity" (1943-1944) — Allied landings at Arawe, Cape Gloucster and Saidor and the capture of Tuvulu aerodrome.
* "Cleanslate" (1943) flagicon|United States|1912 — US landings on the Russell Islands
* "Cottage" (1943) flagicon|United States|1912 flagicon|Canada|1921 — US and Canadian operation to recapture Kiska in the Aleutians
* "Cyclone" (1944) — US airborne landings on Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea
* "Detachment" (1945) flagicon|United States|1912 — US invasion of Iwo Jima
* "Downfall" (1945) — planned invasion of Japan
** "Olympic" (planned for 1945, not executed) flagicon|United States|1912 — first of two prongs of the invasion of Japan
** "Coronet" (planned for 1946, not executed) flagicon|United States|1912 flagicon|United Kingdom flagicon|Canada|1921 flagicon|Australia — second of two prongs of the invasion of Japan
* "Fall River" (1942) — Allied reinforcement and airfield construction at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
* "Ferdinand" (1942) flagicon|Australia — coastwatchers on Japanese-occupied islands
* "Flintlock" (1944) flagicon|United States|1912 — US assault on Marshall Islands.
** "Catchpole" (1944) flagicon|United States|1912 — US invasion of Eniwetok
** "Hailstone" (1944) — naval air attack on Truk
* "Forager" (1944) flagicon|United States|1912 — US assault on Marianas Islands.
* "Galvanic" (1943) flagicon|United States|1912 — US assault on Gilbert Islands.
* "Iceberg" (1945) flagicon|United States|1912 flagicon|United Kingdom flagicon|Australia flagicon|New Zealand — US invasion of Okinawa
* "Inmate" (1945) flagicon|United Kingdom flagicon|New Zealand — British and New Zealand naval bombardment of Truk
* "Juneau" (1945) flagicon|United States|1912 — US minesweeping operations at Okinawa.
* "Lentil" (1945) flagicon|United Kingdom — air attack by British Pacific Fleet on Pangkalan Brandan, eastern Sumatra
* "Majestic" (planned for 1945, not executed) — Planned Allied invasion of the Japanese Home Island of Kyushu. Scrapped in favour of "Operation Olympic" (under "Operation Downfall")
* "Meridian" (1945)flagicon|United Kingdom — air attack by British Pacific Fleet on Palembang
* "PM" (1945) — removal of defensive minefield off Auckland, New Zealand
* "Sandcrab" (1943) — US operation to recapture Attu in the Aleutians
*"Starvation" (1945) flagicon|United States|1912 — American aerial mining of Japanese ports and waterways.
* "Stalemate" (1944) flagicon|United States|1912 — US assault on Peleliu and Palau Islands
* "Vengeance" (1943) flagicon|United States|1912 — The assassination of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
* "Watchtower" (1942) flagicon|United States|1912 — U.S. invasion of Guadalcanal

ee also

*List of World War II military operations

External linkss

* [http://ww2db.com/ref.php?q=O&c=x WW2DB: List of Axis Operations]
* [http://ww2db.com/ref.php?q=O&c=a WW2DB: List of Allied Operations]


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