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D-Day produced thousands of code names, acronyms, abbreviations and many other strange and unusual terms and names!

We have compiled a list of some of the most common terms related to D-Day. If you think something is missing, please let us know.

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Waco

A type of glider designed by the Waco Aircraft Company. The Waco was mainly used by US airborne forces.

Wehrmacht

The German Armed Forces during the Second World War.

Western Task Force

A group of naval vessels that supported the US landings on D-Day. It included bombarding warships, minesweepers escorts, assault ships and landing craft.

Whale

The codename for the floating roadways that ran from the Mulberry harbours onto shore. These allowed ships to unload vehicles.