Special Sub-Topic: Decoding Military Operations
|Which of the following was the principal target of operation Chattanooga Choo Choo in WW2?|
Trains. This was an AEAF operation against Nazi train movements in France and Germany. Do I hear the strains of Glenn Miller?
|In which war was 'The Big Stick' a codename for an operation?|
Korean War. It was a plan to destroy the supply complex based on Sibyon-ni and to regain Kaesong.
|Which of these swords describes Canadian participation in the Gulf War?|
Scimitar. Scimitar was used to encode the Canadian Airforce in the 1990 Gulf War. The US used the same codename to describe part of the war in Iraq. It was used to describe an operation in the town of Zaidan 20 miles SE of Fallujah in July 2005.
|Nazi plans for operations in Libya in 1942 used which of these codenames?|
Theseus. The objective was to capture Tobruk which had survived a prolonged and exhausting siege the previous year.
|'Eastern Exit' was a US codename used in which of these theatres?|
UN Peacekeeping. This refers to the US Central Command evacuation of the US embassy in Mogadishu in January 1991 using elements of the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
|Was 'Little Switch' an operation which involved fighting?|
n. This operation in the Korean war involved the repatriation of sick and wounded POWS in 1953. Munsan-Ni was known by POWS as 'Freedom Village'.
|Aberdeen, Blackpool, Picadilly were codenames associated with which theatres of conflict in WW2?|
Burma. They were all connected with the Chindits in Burma (now called Myanmar). Aberdeen was a Chindit stronghold near Manhton. Blackpool was a roadblock on the railroad near Namkwin. Picadilly was a drop site for the Chindits.
|Which of these US cities followed by "+ Gen" was used to encode General Douglas McArthur's advance in Mindanao?|
Reno. Reno Gen was a plan for an advance along the northern coast of New Guinea to Mindanao.
|Was Fiery Vigil an operation in the Philippine Islands?|
y. This was United States Pacific Command operation in June 1991 to evacuate personnel after Mount Pinatubo had erupted.
|What was removed from Germany in Operation Steel Box from June to September 1990?|
Chemical Weapons. 100,000 toxic chemical artillery projectiles(WMDS)were removed from a land base in Germany and put on board two ships. They were taken half way round the world via Cape Horn to Johnston Atoll. The operation is also called Operation Golden Python.
In researching this quiz all the code names came from www.army.mil, the remaining information was trawled from the net.
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