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Glossary of U.S. Naval Code Words

NAVEXOS P-474

--P--

PACKARD -- Alaro, New Britain

PACKARD -- Tetere, New Georgia, Solomon Islands

PADLOCK -- Buriwadi Island, Trobriand Islands

PAGE -- Fanning Island, Central Pacific

PAINTBOX -- U.S. Navy Base II, Rosneath, British Isles

PAINTBRUSH -- Lunga Signal Tower, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

PALEFACE -- Udot Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

PALISADE -- Taboga Island, Canal Zone

PALLIASSE -- Wau-Bulolo Valley, New Guinea

PALM -- Vatilau Island, Solomon Islands

PALMAR -- Kudat, British North Borneo

PALMOIL -- U.S. Army in Ireland

PALMOLIVE -- Lagoon Point, New Britain

PANDEMONIUM -- Aleppo, Syria

PANHANDLE -- Truk, Caroline Islands

PANPUS -- Hui Island, Solomon Islands

PANTALOON -- Naples, Italy

PANTHEON -- Alaska

PAPERCLIP -- Bali Strait, Java, N.E.I.

PARAFFIN -- Namu Atoll, Marshall Islands

PARAPET -- Dumanquilas Bay, P.I.

PARASITE -- Italy (Italian)

PARDON -- Ras Al Hadd, Oman

PASADENA -- Bogadjim, New Guinea

PASQUINADE -- Atka Island, Aleutian Islands

PASSION -- Sinku Rai River, Woodlark Island [Solomon Sea]

PASTURAGE -- Okiduse Mountain Range, Woodlark Island [Solomon Sea]

PAT -- Mangrove Island, Bismarck Archipelago

PATCH -- Foochow, China

PATCHWORK -- Fala-Beguets Island, Truk, Caroline Islands

PATERNITY -- Kusaie Island, Caroline Islands

PATRIMONY -- Formosa-Luzon-China Coast area

PAULETTE -- Lue Island, New Britain

PAVILION -- Ngajangel Island, Palau Islands

PAXTON -- Tunis, Tunisia

PE -- General arrangements for naval ships in the event of invasion of England (5 July 1940) (G.B.)

PEACHBLOW -- Osaka, Japan

PEARL -- Amphibious Army, Marines, on West Coast

PECAN -- U.S. coast defense of Peru

PECON -- Lanalau Island, Solomon Islands

PECULIAR -- Ulul (Namonuito), Caroline Islands

PEDAGOGUE -- Northwest River, Labrador

PEDLAR -- Jaffa, Palestine

PEEPHOLE -- Kuop Island, Caroline Islands

PEEPSHOW -- Suez Canal

PEERAGE -- Nikolaevsk, U.S.S.R.

PEGGY -- Cape Killerton, New Guinea

PEKINESE -- Doroeba, Morotai Island, Halmahera, N.E.I.

PELLET -- Port Heiden, Alaska

PEMMICAN -- Milne Bay, New Guinea

PENCIL -- Sangi Creek, New Hanover Island, New Britain

PENDULUM -- Kaurakuba Beach, Lusancay Island, Trobriand Islands

PENMAN -- Port Purvis, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

PENNSYLVANIA -- Noinletina, New Britain

PENRYN -- Tunisia

PENSIONER -- Jolo, P.I.

PENTAGON -- Occupation of French Somaliland by Free French Forces (28 December 1942)

PENTHOUSE -- Ulalu Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

PENUMBRA -- Oro Bay, New Guinea

PEON -- Samoa Islands

PEPPER -- Lunga Signal Tower, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

PEPPERCORN -- Bizerta, Tunisia, North Africa

PEPSODENT -- Ania River, New Britain

PERFECT -- Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands

PERFECTO -- Anwek Peninsula, New Britain

PERFUME -- Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa

PERSECUTION -- Aitape, New Guinea

PERUKE -- Eastern Africa

PESTER -- Muniai River, Woodlark Island [Solomon Sea]

PETWORTH -- Lampedusa Island, Mediterranean Sea

PEWTER -- Iceland

PHAETON -- Alaska

PHALANX -- Plan for transporting Marines to South Pacific Area

PHARISEE -- Stephenville, Newfoundland

PHARMACY -- Vila, Kolumbangara Island, Solomon Islands

PHENOMENON -- Omsk, Siberia

PHILISTINE -- Nanomea Island, Ellice Islands

PHILLIE -- Meto Plantation, Vitu Islands, Bismarck Archipelago

PHLOX -- Clark Field, P.I.

PHOENIX -- Concrete barges

PHOSPHATE -- Ebon (Boston) Atoll, Marshall Islands

PHOSPHORUS -- New Guinea Task Force

PAINO -- Onslow, Australia

PICADOR -- Plan for transporting Marine Regiments to Samoa

PICAROON -- Nukufetau Island, Ellice Islands

PICCOLO -- Malakal Harbor, Malakal Island, Palau Islands

PICKLE -- Gulf of Boni, Celebes, N.E.I.

PICKUP -- Anchorage, Alaska

PICKUP -- Cape Hoskins Airdrome, New Britain

PICKUP -- Lae Airdrome, New Guinea

PICKWICK -- St. George Island, Pribilof Islands

PIECRUST -- India

PIGHEADED -- Nomoi Island, Caroline Islands

PIGIRON -- Agadir, French Morocco

PIGSTICK -- Operations for the capture of Akyab, Burma

PIGSTICKING -- Landing of troops on southern part of Mayu Peninsula [Burma] behind the Japanese forces

PILICAN -- Singapore

PILLION -- Trinidad, B.W.I.

PILLORY -- Dutch Harbor, Alaska

PILLOWCASE -- Island of Crete, Mediterranean Sea

PIMENTO -- Lamotrek Island, Caroline Islands

PINAFORE -- Freemantle, West Australia

PINEAPPLE -- Nakambo Island, Solomon Islands

PINKHAM -- Lue Passage, New Britain

PINMONEY -- Port Purvis, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

PINTO -- El Geneina, Sudan

PIPSQUEAK -- Wewak, New Guinea

PIQUANT -- Brest, France

PIRATE -- Haiphong, China

PITAPAT -- Cherbourg, France

PITCH -- Aircraft for Russians from Americans (March 1945)

PLAINTIFF -- Fouseca, Nicaragua

PLANISH -- Le Havre, France

PLATTE -- American Mission, Bogota, Colombia [Columbia]

PLATTSBURG -- Rendova, Solomon Islands

PLAYFUL -- Makin Island, Gilbert Islands

PLAZA -- Melinglo, New Britain

PLEBIAN -- Salinas, Ecuador

PLEDGE -- Surrender of U-Boats at sea (9 May-6 June 1945)

PLETHORA -- Ceram Island, N.E.I.

PLEXUS -- Bethel, Alaska

PLICATE -- Kurile Islands, Japan

PLIGHT -- Boulogne, France

PLIMSOLL -- Great Sitkin Island, Alaska

PLOVER -- Warup River, New Guinea

PLUGHOLE -- Iraq

PLUM -- Koli Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

PLUM -- Philippine Army (regular)

PLUMBLINE -- Kolumbangara Island, Solomon Islands

PLUNDER -- The entire operation of crossing the Rhine north of the Ruhr

PLUTO -- British project for pipelining oil to OVERLORD Area (Pipe Line Under The Ocean)

PLUTOCRAT -- French Frigate Shoals, T.H.

POINTBLANK -- Combined bomber offensive from the United Kingdom

POINT CONCEAL -- Carrier raid on Tokyo

POINT DETACHMENT -- Occupation of Bonin and Volcano Islands

POINT ICEBERG -- Occupation of positions in the Ryukyus

POISON -- Indian Ocean

POLECAT -- Sirik Island, New Britain

POLLARD -- Waller Field, Trinidad, B.W.I.

POLYGLOT -- Palmyra, Syria

POLYGON -- Diversionary operation during capture of Termoli, Italy, giving the enemy cause to believe a landing was being made behind his lines (3-4 October 1942)

PONTIAC -- Noru Island, Admiralty Islands

PONTIAC -- Taivo, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

POPBOTTLE -- Matutana, New Britain

POPEYE -- Nesup Island, New Britain

POPLIN -- Dieppe, France

POPPY -- New Caledonia

PORCELAIN -- Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands

PORCUPINE -- Samar, P.I.

PORKPIE -- Iran

PORPOISE -- Cape Schirltz, New Britain

PORRIDGE -- Adak Island, Aleutian Islands

PORTERHOUSE -- Bola, New Britain

PORTFOLIO -- Tol Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

PORTICO -- Morobe, New Guinea

POST-ARCADIA -- Combined Chiefs of Staff Conference, Washington (January-February 1942); United States, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands

POSTERN -- Lae-Finschafen-Madang operations (canceled)

POSTFREE -- Bathurst, British Gambia, Africa

POSTILLION -- Onamue Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

POSTSCRIPT -- Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

POTASSIUM -- Northern Ireland

POTEEN -- Haifa, Palestine

POTHOOK -- Kuibyshev, U.S.S.R.

POTOMAC -- Military Attache, Lima, Peru

POTSHOT -- Exmouth Gulf, West Coast, Australia

POTTAGE -- Cagliari, Sicily

POULTICE -- Turkey

PRECEDENT -- Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands

PRECEPT -- Falo Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

PREFECT -- Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands

PREJUDICE -- Operations for control of Celebes-Sulu Seas

PRESSBOX -- Roebuck Point, New Britain

PRESSMAN -- Soviet

PRESTONE -- Nakarp, New Britain

PRICELESS -- Post-HUSKY Mediterranean operations

PRIM -- Lae, New Guinea

PRIMITIVE -- Argentia, Newfoundland

PRINCIPAL -- Simultaneous attack by British human torpedoes known as "Chariots" on the Italian ports of Palermo, Cagliari and Maddelina, with object of destroying Italian naval and merchant shipping (2 January 1943)

PRINT -- Bomatu Point, Trobriand Islands

PRIVILEGE -- Eniwetok Island, Marshall Islands

PRIZE -- Over-all campaign for the clearance of Burma

PROCURATOR -- Dunkirk

PROPULSION -- Nagasaki, Japan

PROSPECT -- Oroluk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

PROUDLY -- Calais, France

PRUDENTIAL -- Pis Island, Truk Lagoon, Caroline Islands

PUDDING -- Ujae Atoll, Marshall Islands

PUNCHER -- Project for establishment of Amphibious Force, Mediterranean, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

PURIFICATOR -- Saigon-Camranh Bay, French Indo China

PURPLE -- Central America

PUSSYFOOT -- Au, New Britain

PUTTER -- Arara, New Britain

PUJA -- Nandi, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands

PUNKAH -- Tel Litvinsky, Palestine

PURPLE -- Central America

PYRAMID -- Plan for transporting personnel to Auckland, New Zealand

PYRITES -- Enogai Area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands

PYRRHUS -- Formosa Strait, Formosa


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