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Glossary of U.S. Naval Code Words

NAVEXOS P-474

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HACKBUT -- Calek, New Guinea

HACKNEY -- Lubang Island, P.I.

HACKSAW -- McGrath, Alaska

HADDOCK -- Agaris River, New Britain

HADES -- Makassar Strait, N.E.I.

HAEMATITE -- Funafuti Island, Ellice Islands

HAILSTONE -- CV Strike on Truk, Caroline Islands

HAIRBRUSH -- Puruata Harbor, Bougainville, Solomon Islands

HAIRLESS -- Middleburg Island Airdrome, New Guinea

HALBERD -- Concrete caissons used as breakwaters in artificial harbors for use against Japan

HALFTERM -- Manchukuo

HALFWAY -- Georgetown, British Guiana

HALIBUT -- West Coast Surigao, P.I.

HALITUS -- Gulrol Creek, New Guinea

HALLUCINATION -- Meningo, New Guinea

HALPRO -- U.S. Army Air Force project in China

HALTER -- Kwaiapan Bay, New Britain

HAMILTON -- Natamo, Solomon Islands

HAMMER -- Bombardment of Reggio, South Italy (31 August 1943)

HAMMOCK -- Molopun, New Britain

HAMPER -- Lamogai, New Britain

HAMSTRING -- Membe Reef, New Britain

HANDCUFF -- Operation for capture of Rhodes, Aegean Sea

HANDICAP -- Fairbanks, Alaska

HANDKERCHIEF -- Eil Malk Island, Palau Islands

HANDLE -- Mt. Gulu, New Britain

HANDSOME -- Gulkana, Alaska

HANDSPRING -- Gumbi, New Guinea

HANDYMAN -- Kalapiai Island, New Britain

HANGDOG -- Babo, New Guinea

HANGNAIL -- Kumarau Bay, New Guinea

HANGOVER -- Vakuta Island, New Guinea

HANWOOD -- Bizerte, Tunisia

HAPHAZARD -- Kapo Island, New Britain

HAPPYLARK -- Umnak, Alaska

HARDIHOOD I -- Aid to Turkey, Phase I

HARDIHOOD II -- Aid to Turkey, Phase II

HARDIHOOD III -- Aid to Turkey, Phase III

HARDIHOOD IV -- Aid to Turkey, Phase IV

HARDTACK -- Rauto, New Britain

HARDTACK 4 -- Landing and reconnaissance on French Coast in vicinity of Le Treport (26-27 December 1943)

HARDTACK 7 -- Landing for purposes of reconnaissance in vicinity of Point Terrible, Channel Islands of Sark (December 1943) (G.B.)

HARDTACK 21 -- Landing and reconnaissance in vicinity of St. Marcouf Isles (27 December 1943)

HARDTACK 28 -- Landing for reconnaissance purposes in vicinity of Gifford Bay, Island of Jersey (25-26 December 1943)

HARDWARE -- Tanuan, P.I.

HARLEM -- Chiling Island, New Britain

HARLOT -- Au River, New Britain

HARMLESS -- Nuvure Island, New Britain

HARMONICA -- British Guiana

HARPSICHORD -- Gulf of Salerno, Italy

HARPOON -- 2nd Australian Corps, Cairns, Australia

HARPY -- Takotna, Alaska

HARTFORD -- Meitzen Point, New Britain

HARVARD -- Namuramunga, New Britain

HASHISH -- Cape Iris, New Britain

HASSOCK -- Restorf Island, New Britain

HATCHET -- Mass Mass Island, New Britain

HATHOR -- Goriong, New Guinea

HATPIN -- U.S. Naval 5th Training Base, British Isles

HATRACK -- Tidal Creek, New Guinea

HAVOC -- Witat, New Britain

HAWKINS -- Lagore, New Britain

HAWSER -- Avungai Island, Solomon Sea

HAYFEVER -- Aloester Island, Louisiade Archipelago

HAZARD -- Naveilpur, New Britain

HEADLAND -- Lashio, China

HEADSTRONG -- Kumbum Passage, New Britain

HEADWAY -- Maffin Airdrome, New Guinea

HEARTH -- Sunda Strait, Java, N.E.I.

HEARTSTRINGS -- Parry Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands

HEATH -- Cairo, Egypt

HEATHER -- Sisigal, New Guinea

HEATWAVE -- Antigua, West Indies

HEAVNER -- Tikan, New Britain

HEDGE -- Faielau Island, Solomon Islands

HEDONISM -- Tarik Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

HEEZE -- Tamata River, New Guinea

HELEN -- Mitre, New Guinea

HELLCAT -- Port Said, Egypt

HELMET -- Kaimana, New Guinea

HELMSMAN -- Calvi, Corsica

HEMISPHERE -- Emuya, New Britain

HEMLOCK -- Gavutu Island, Solomon Islands

HEMSTITCH -- Serragio, Corsica

HEN -- Ukiangong, Gilbert Islands

HENBIT -- Sueng, New Guinea

HENCHMAN -- Mipolok, New Britain

HEPCAT -- Alau Passage, New Britain

HERALD -- Talmiro, New Guinea

HERBERT -- Sigrilo, New Britain

HERCULES -- Capture of Rhodes Island, Aegean Sea

HEREFORD POINT -- Ukiangong Point, Gilbert Islands

HERMES -- Kikiviai, New Britain

HERMIT -- Auckland, New Zealand

HERRINGBONE -- Eskimo Bay, Canada

HESTER -- Kapapiai Island, New Britain

HEXAMETER -- Shimushu Island, Kurile Islands

HEXOSE -- Souaivinda Creek, New Guinea

HIBISCUS -- Tulagi Island, Solomon Islands

HICKOK -- Laut, New Britain

HICKORY -- Lanau Island, Solomon Islands

HIDROSIS -- Dingalan Bay, P.I.

HIGHBALL -- Gingoog Bay, Mindanao Island, P.I.

HIGHBOY -- Cristobal, Panama

HIGHFLYER -- Damascus, Syria

HIGHJUMP -- U.S. Navy Antarctic Developments Project, 1947

HIGHSTEP -- Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa

HIGHWAY -- Caroline Islands

HIGHWAYMAN -- Putu Island, Chusan Archipelago, China

HILLOCK -- Kunming, China

HILLSIDE -- Ceylon

HINDSIGHT -- Somek, New Guinea

HINKLE -- Runglo River, Serang Island, N.E.I.

HINTERLAND -- Bitokara, New Britain

HIPPODROME -- Fatu Channel, Chusan Archipelago, China

HOBBLE -- Mt. Karberg, New Britain

HOBGOBLIN -- Pantelleria Island, Mediterranean Sea

HOCKSHAW -- Annen Point, New Britain

HOGCALLER -- Lombok Strait, Java Island, N.E.I.

HOLBEIN -- Norway

HOLIDAY -- Miligui Point, Solomon Islands

HOLLY -- Canton Island, Phoenix Islands

HOLLY -- Point Cruz Signal Tower, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

HOLLYHOCK -- Beaufort Bay, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

HOMERUN -- Valdez, Alaska

HOMINY -- Potnangara River, New Britain

HONEY -- Ulawa Island, Solomon Islands

HONECOMB -- Kaurokabin Point, New Britain

HONEYDEW -- Olevuga Island, Solomon Islands

HOPEFUL -- Roebourne, Australia

HOPGARDEN -- Baler Bay, Luzon, P.I.

HOPKINS -- North Cape, New Ireland

HORACE -- Higgins Point, New Britain

HORLICKS -- Capture of Biak Island, Dutch New Guinea, and seizure of hostile aerodromes and the rapid establishment of air facilities for U.S. aircraft (27 September 1944)

HORNBLOWER -- Preparation for demolition of Alexandria Harbor, Egypt, Stage Two; not brought into force. Depth charges and explosives were ready but not placed in positions in order that plan should not be disclosed to Egyptians (29 June 1942)

HORRIFIED -- Sicily

HORROR -- Ulithi Island, Caroline Islands

HORSE -- Alice Channel, British North Borneo

HORSE ISLAND -- Butaritari Island, [Tarawa Atoll,] Gilbert Islands

HORSEPLAY -- Cagayen River Valley, Mindanao, P.I.

HORSESHOES -- Chukea Island, Chusan Archipelago, China

HOSPITABLE -- Melbourne, Australia

HOST -- Tutuila, Samoan Islands

HOTHOUSE -- Kotzebue, Alaska

HOTPLATE -- Operations against New Guinea

HOTSHOT -- Dauli, New Britain

HOUR -- Upolu, Samoan Islands

HOURGLASS -- Anambas Islands, Malay Peninsula

HOUSEHOLD -- Hollandia Airdrome, New Guinea

HOUSTON -- Matenai Island, New Britain

HOWARD -- Misambral, New Britain

HOYDEN -- Kwaiapan Plantation, New Britain

HUBBLE -- Wabula, Celebes, N.E.I.

HUCKABACK -- Artillery reconnaissance of the Island of Sark, Channel Islands (27-28 February 1943)

HUCKLEBERRY -- Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

HUDDLE -- Occupation of Ndeni, Santa Cruz Islands

HUDSON -- Munda Bar, Solomon Islands

HUDSON -- Santiago, Chile

HUMPBACK -- La Fe, Cuba

HURL -- Funafuti, Ellice Islands

HURRICANE TASK FORCE -- Sarmi Task Force, New Guinea

HUSBAND -- Continuation of WEDLOCK

HUSKY -- Invasion and operations in Sicily (July 1943)

HUTTON and HAYFIELD -- Subplans of TORCH

HYDROGEN -- Batangas Bay, Luzon, P.I.

HYDRANGEA -- Kavin Island, New Britain

HYOSCINE -- Adelaide, Australia

HYPOCRITE -- Japan

HYSTERIA -- Pilandimi, New Britain


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9 February 1999