Operation Boxer

This was an Allied unrealised plan to land major elements of Lieutenant General Lewis H. Brereton’s Allied 1st Airborne Army (Major General R. E. Urquhart’s British 1st Airborne Division, Major General E. Hakewill-Smith’s British 52nd Division, Major General Maxwell D. Taylor’s US 101st Airborne Division, and Major General Stanisław Sosabowski’s Polish 1st Parachute Brigade) in the Boulogne area of German-occupied France in order to find and destroy the launch sites for V-1 flying bombs (August 1944).