Operation Boxer

'Boxer' 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 Generał brygady Stanisław Sosabowski’s Polish 1st Parachute Brigade) in the Boulogne area of German-occupied France in order to find and destroy sites which the Germans had constructed for the launch of V-1 flying bombs (August 1944).