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Encyclopedia > Raiding operations during World War II

Small to medium-sized raiding operations were carried out by both %20%20In%20general%2C%20allies%20are%20people%20or%20groups%20that%20have%20joined%20an%20alliance%20and%20are%20working%20together%20to%20achieve%20some%20common%20purpose.%20... Allied and %20%20%20The%20word%20axis%20has%20several%20meanings%3A%20%20In%20geometry%2C%20it%20may%20refer%20to%3A%20%20An%20axis%20of%20rotation%20A%20coordinate%20axis%20An%20axis%20of%20symmetry%20%20%20%20%20In%20anatomy%2C%20the%20axis%20is%20the%20second%20cervical%20vertebra.%20%20%20... Axis armies during %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Mushroom%20cloud%20from%20the%20%20%20nuclear%20explosion%20over%20%20%20Nagasaki%20rising%2018%20km%20(60%2C000%20ft)%20into%20the%20air.%20%20%20... World War II. The modus operandi used included %20%20%20%20Guerrilla%20(also%20called%20a%20partisan)%20is%20a%20term%20borrowed%20from%20Spanish%20(from%20%5Cguerra%5C%20meaning%20war)%20used%20to%20describe%20small%20combat%20groups.%20... guerrilla attacks by %20%20%20Partisan%20may%20refer%20to%3A%20%20A%20member%20of%20a%20lightly-equipped%20irregular%20military%20force%20formed%20to%20oppose%20control%20of%20an%20area%20by%20a%20foreign%20power%20or%20by%20an%20army%20of%20occupation.%20... partisans in occupied territory and/or %20%20%20Combined%20Operations%20was%20a%20department%20of%20the%20British%20War%20Office%20set%20up%20during%20World%20War%20II%20to%20harass%20the%20Germans%20on%20the%20European%20continent%20by%20means%20of%20raids%20carried%20out%20by%20use%20of%20combined%20naval%20and%20army%20forces.%20... combined operations involving the landing and removal of specialised %20%20%20Traditionally%20light%20infantry%20(or%20skirmishers)%20were%20soldiers%20whose%20job%20was%20to%20provide%20a%20skirmishing%20screen%20ahead%20of%20the%20main%20body%20of%20infantry%2C%20harassing%20and%20delaying%20the%20enemy%20advance.%20... light infantry, such as %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20The%20French%20Navy%20commando%20Jaubert%20storm%20the%20Alcyon%20in%20a%20mock%20assault.%20%20%20... commandos, by means of small boats.


Operations

  • Allied
    • %20%20%20During%20World%20War%20II%2C%20Operation%20Colossus%20was%20an%20experimental%20raid%20by%20thirty-eight%20of%20the%20five%20hundred%20men%20of%20No.... Operation Colossus %20%20%20February%2010%20is%20the%2041st%20day%20of%20the%20year%20in%20the%20Gregorian%20Calendar.%20... 10 February %20%20%20%201941%20was%20a%20%20%20common%20year%20starting%20on%20Wednesday%20(link%20will%20take%20you%20to%20calendar).%20%20%20... 1941
    • %20%20%20During%20World%20War%20II%2C%20Operation%20Claymore%20was%20a%20British%20Commando%20and%20Royal%20Navy%20raid%20on%204%20March%2C%201941%20on%20the%20Lofoten%20Islands%2C%20off%20the%20coast%20of%20Norway%2C%20just%20inside%20the%20Arctic%20Circle.%20... Operation Claymore, March 1941
    • %20%20%20During%20World%20War%20II%2C%20Operation%20Archery%20was%20a%20British%20Combined%20Operations%20raid%20on%20December%2027%2C%201941%20against%20German%20positions%20on%20V%5CxE5gs%5CxF8y%20Island%2C%20Norway.%20... Operation Archery, December 1941
    • Battle of Timor (from) February %20%20%201942%20was%20a%20%20%20common%20year%20starting%20on%20Thursday%20(link%20will%20take%20you%20to%20calendar).%20%20%20... 1942
    • %20%20%20This%20article%20is%20about%20the%201942%20raid%20on%20St%20Nazaire.%20... Operation Chariot, March 1942
    • %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Dieppe%5Cs%20pebble%20beach%20and%20cliff%20immediately%20following%20the%20raid%20on%20August%2019th%2C%201942.%20... Dieppe Raid, August 1942
    • Operation Jaywick, September %20%20%201943%20is%20a%20%20%20common%20year%20starting%20on%20Friday.%20%20%20%20... 1943
    • Operation Roast, April %20%20%20%201945%20was%20a%20%20%20common%20year%20starting%20on%20Monday%20(link%20will%20take%20you%20to%20calendar).%20%20%20... 1945
  • Axis
    • %20%20%20Operation%20Greif%20was%20a%20special%20operation%20commanded%20by%20the%20notorious%20Waffen-SS%20commando%20Otto%20Skorzeny%20during%20the%20Battle%20of%20the%20Bulge.%20... Operation Greif, December %20%20%201944%20was%20a%20%20%20leap%20year%20starting%20on%20Saturday%20(link%20will%20take%20you%20to%20calendar).%20%20%20... 1944

Units

  • Allied
    • Multinational
      • %20%20%20The%20Long%20Range%20Desert%20Group%20(LRDG)%20was%20a%20British%20Army%20unit%20during%20World%20War%20II.%20... Long Range Desert Group
      • %20%20%20%20%20%20%20SAS%20Cap%20Badge%20%20%20Official%20force%20name%20%20Special%20Air%20Service%20%20Nicknames%20%20The%20Regiment%20The%20SAS%20(British%20Army%20phonetic)%20%5Cthe%20sass%5C%20(discouraged%20by%20the%20unit%20itself)%20%20Motto%20%20%5CWho%20Dares%20Wins%5C%20%20Description%20%20Britain%5Cs%20main%20Special%20Operations%20Force.%20%20... Special Air Service
      • %20%20%20The%20Chindits%20(Officially%20in%201942%2077th%20Indian%20Infantry%20Brigade%20and%20in%201943%203rd%20Indian%20Infantry%20Division)%20were%20a%20British%20jungle%20Special%20Forces%20unit%20that%20served%20in%20Burma%20from%201943%20until%201945%20as%20part%20of%20the%20Fourteenth%20Army%20during%20the%20Burma%20Campaign%20in%20World%20War%20II.%20... Chindits
      • Devil's Brigade
      • Z Special Unit
      • Popski's Private Army
      • %20%20%20The%20Gideon%20Force%20was%20a%20British-led%20African%20guerrilla%20force%20fighting%20the%20Italian%20occupation%20forces%20in%20Abyssiania%20(modern-day%20Ethiopia)%20during%20the%20World%20War%20II.%20... Gideon Force
    • %20%20%20Australia%2C%20officially%20the%20Commonwealth%20of%20Australia%2C%20is%20the%20sixth-largest%20country%20in%20the%20world%2C%20the%20only%20one%20to%20occupy%20an%20entire%20%20%20continent%2C%20and%20the%20largest%20in%20the%20region%20of%20%20%20Australasia%2F%20%20Oceania.%20... Australia
      • Australian Independent Companies
    • %20%20%20The%20United%20Kingdom%20of%20Great%20Britain%20and%20Northern%20Ireland%20is%20a%20%20%20country%20in%20%20%20western%20Europe%2C%20and%20a%20member%20of%20the%20%20%20British%20Commonwealth%20and%20%20%20European%20Union.%20... United Kingdom
      • %20%20%20The%20Corps%20of%20Royal%20Marines%2C%20usually%20just%20known%20as%20the%20Royal%20Marines%20(RM)%2C%20are%20the%20United%20Kingdom%5Cs%20amphibious%20forces%20and%20a%20core%20component%20of%20the%20country%5Cs%20Rapid%20Reaction%20Force.%20... Royal Marines
      • %20%20%20The%20Special%20Operations%20Executive%20(SOE)%2C%20often%20called%20%5Cthe%20Baker%20Street%20Irregulars%5C%20after%20Sherlock%20Holmes%5Cs%20fictional%20group%20of%20spies%2C%20was%20a%20World%20War%20II%20organisation%20initiated%20by%20Winston%20Churchill%20in%20July%20of%201940%20as%20a%20mechanism%20for%20conducting%20warfare%20by%20means%20other%20than%20direct%20military%20engagement.%20... Special Operations Executive
      • %20%20%20The%20British%20Commandos%20were%20first%20formed%20by%20the%20Army%20in%20June%201940%20during%20World%20War%20II%20as%20a%20well-armed%20but%20unregimented%20raider%20force%20employing%20unconventional%20and%20irregular%20tactics%20to%20assault%2C%20disrupt%20and%20reconnoitre%20the%20enemy%20in%20mainland%20Europe%20and%20Scandinavia.%20... British Army Commandos
        • %20%20%20Layforce%20consisted%20of%20Nos.%20... Layforce
      • %20%20%20%20%20%20%20The%20Parachute%20Regiment%5Cs%20display%20team%2C%20the%20Red%20Devils%20at%20an%20American%20airshow%20%20%20The%20Parachute%20Regiment%20is%20the%20main%20body%20of%20elite%20airborne%20troops%20of%20the%20British%20Army.%20%20%20... British Paratroopers
    • %20%20%20The%20United%20States%20of%20America%20%26%238212%3B%20also%20referred%20to%20as%20the%20United%20States%2C%20the%20U.... United States
      • %20%20%20%20Official%20force%20name%20%2075th%20Ranger%20Regiment%20Rangers%20%20Other%20names%20%20Airborne%20Rangers%20Army%20Rangers%20Task%20Force%20Ranger%20U.... US Army Rangers
      • Alamo Scouts
      • Merrill's Marauders
  • Axis
    • %20%20%20Nazi%20Germany%2C%20or%20the%20Third%20Reich%2C%20commonly%20refers%20to%20Germany%20in%20the%20years%201933%26%238211%3B1945%2C%20when%20it%20was%20under%20the%20firm%20control%20of%20the%20totalitarian%20and%20fascist%20ideology%20of%20the%20Nazi%20Party%2C%20with%20the%20F%5CxFChrer%20Adolf%20Hitler%20as%20dictator.%20... Nazi Germany
      • %20%20%20The%20Brandenburger%20Regiment%20was%20a%20name%20for%20a%20German%20commando%20unit%20during%20the%20World%20War%20II.%20... Brandenburger Regiment
      • %20%20%20%20%20%20Waffen-SS%20recruitment%20poster%3B%20%5CVolunteer%20to%20the%20Waffen-SS%5C%20%20%20The%20Waffen-SS%20was%20the%20armed%20wing%20of%20the%20Schutzstaffel.%20... Waffen-SS (commando force led by %20%20%20%20Otto%20Skorzeny%20(%20%20June%2012%2C%20%20%201908%20-%20%20%20July%205%2C%20%20%201975)%20was%20a%20%20%20colonel%20in%20the%20%20%20German%20%20%20Waffen-SS%20during%20%20%20World%20War%20II.%20... Otto Skorzeny).
    • %20%20%20%20%20%20Benito%20Mussolini%20and%20Adolf%20Hitler%20%20%20Fascism%20(in%20Italian%2C%20fascismo)%2C%20capitalized%2C%20refers%20to%20the%20right-wing%20authoritarian%20political%20movement%20which%20ruled%20Italy%20from%201922%20to%201943%20under%20the%20leadership%20of%20Benito%20Mussolini.%20... Fascist Italy
    • %20%20%20%20%20%20%20Flag%20of%20Japan%20adopted%201870%2C%20official%201999%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Japanese%20Naval%20Ensign%20adopted%201889%2C%20re-adopted%201954%20%20%20The%20Empire%20of%20Japan%20(%26%2322823%3B%26%2326085%3B%26%2326412%3B%26%2324093%3B%26%2322269%3B%3B%20Dai%20Nippon%20Teikoku)%20was%20the%20official%20title%20of%20Japan%20before%20the%20end%20of%20World%20War%20II.%20... Empire of Japan

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
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During the early part of the Far East hostilities it was the habit of the Japanese soldiers to carry the small Model 89 strapped to the leg of the mortar-man, and may have been termed the Leg Mortar and an unfortunate translation turned this into Knee Mortar.
The British airborne forces of World War II in operational night drops used a flashing green light and red light on a 10 foot pole, heavy and bulky it worked well and passed from paradrop service in a few years.
During the course of the war more than one airborne drop was destroyed because the defenders were able to isolate and defeat in detail the lightly armed paratroopers before they could link into an effective size force.
USMC Operations in World War II: Decision at Midway (11643 words)
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Much of the raid's anticipated shock effect on Tokyo was lost by the coincidence of Doolittle's arrival over the city at about noon just as a Japanese air raid drill was completed.
Air raid sirens began to wail, Condition One was set, and the MAG-22 pilots manned their planes.
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