ack-ack


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  • noun

Synonyms for ack-ack

artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

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The strike is over; the air above Rabaul deserted; old ack-ack bursts grow large and haze away.
Due to lack of coordination and proper communication with the friendly radar, the ack-ack gunners at Rahwali were not aware of the practice attacks or perhaps they panicked and took their own B-57 aircraft for an enemy Canberra- the British version of B-57, which looked the same.
The jury heard how Sidhu dragged Mr Ack-Ack royd's body into the bathroom where it was slung in the bath and covered with clothes and a duvet.
DURING the war, Susan kept the ack-ack guns in good repair, helping our brave boys win the Battle of Britain.
Close by was an ack-ack battery gun that fired at German planes.
Edna Storr was only 17 when she became a member of the ATS - Auxiliary Territorial Service (later became the WRACS) and she worked with the anti-aircraft units (universally known as ack-ack guns).
Sixty years after manning ack-ack guns on D-Day, a Welsh woman has been rewarded for her work with ex-service personnel.
Mind you, it could be a rough flight in to York as they pass over Messrs Hills and Drowne on the ack-ack battery and Kim Tinkler blazing away on the Bofors gun.
In the Second World War, RAF Ack-Ack lington was a fighter base and some of its original buildings survive, including a pillbox with a mounting for an anti-aircraft gun on the roof.
Mike's first book told the story of the former boss of Ack-Ack lam's Blue Bell Hotel, Ron Darby.
I remember, as I am sure will other pupils of Green Lane Junior School in the 1940s, crossing over Coat of Arms Bridge Road into an air raid shelter on the common ground outisde the park's Ack-Ack emplacement.
There were searchlights to the south, the crunching and the thuds of ack-ack and bombs to the north, and the drone of German planes overhead.
The ack-ack gunners fastened onto the sinister target and scored direct hits.
I was a teleplotter with the Ack-Ack and moved around the country, and especially worked around the costal areas of Kent, Essex and Suffolk at different gun sites.
Set her off and it was like the ack-ack guns with the wisecracks.