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The Last Offensive

The Last Offensive

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Published by Bob Andrepont
United States Army history of the U.S. Army in Europe 1945
United States Army history of the U.S. Army in Europe 1945

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Feb 07, 2011
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ALSOS

Allied mission made up of special intelligence forces
which sought information on German developments
in nuclear fission

ECLIPSE

Name given Operation TALISMAN

after a presumed

compromise of security

FLASHPOINT

Ninth U.S. Army assault crossing of the Rhine in
March 1945 (part of Operation PLUNDER)

GRENADE

Ninth U.S. Army assault crossing of the Roer followed
by a northeastward drive to link with the First Ca-
nadian Army along the Rhine, February 1945

KAPUT

Ninth U.S. Army assignment of defeating an incursion
into the zone of the XIII Corps and of clearing a
sector along the Elbe, April 1945

LUMBER

JACK

Converging thrust by U.S. First and Third Armies to
create a pocket of trapped Germans in the Eifel,
February and March 1945

MARKET

Phase of Operation MARKET-GARDEN

that involved
seizure of bridges in the Nijmegen-Arnhem area

MARKET-GARDEN

Combined ground-airborne operation intended to
establish a bridgehead across the Rhine in the Neth-
erlands, September 1944

NEPTUNE

Actual operations within Operation OVERLORD;

used
for security reasons after September 1943 on all
OVERLORD

planning papers that referred to target

area and date

NORDWIND

German counteroffensive launched on New Year’s Eve
1944 near the southern end of the Allied line in
Alsace

OMAHA

Normandy beach assaulted by troops of U.S. V Corps,
6 June 1944

OVERLORD

Plan for invasion of northwest Europe, spring 1944

PLUNDER

Assault crossing of the Rhine by the 21 Army Group,
March 1945

TALISMAN

Early name for post hostilities plans for Germany

UNDERTONE

Seventh U.S. Army operation to breach the West Wall
and establish a bridgehead over the Rhine in the
Worms area, March-April 1945

VARSITY

First Allied Airborne Army operation in support of
Operation PLUNDER

VERITABLE

21 Army Group plan for a Canadian attack between
the Maas and the Rhine, January-February 1945

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