Operation Buxom

This was the US cover plan to protect the 'Cottage' (i) (originally 'Boodle') seizure of Attu island in the Aleutian islands group from the occupying Japanese forces (1943).

The forces involved were led to believe that they were being trained for island-taking operations in the central or southern part of the Pacific Ocean. As part of the undertaking, a false operations order was widely circulated, medical officers gave lectures on the avoidance and treatment of tropical diseases, the winter clothing which would be use was carefully hidden, and officers allowed themselves to be seen studying charts and maps of other parts of the world.