ack-ack


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artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

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About a minute after coming off the target, some ack-ack hit us.
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.
In the report, the committee ack-ack nowledged concerns over the current situation and suggested the minimum broadband speed, as proposed by the Government, was outdated and did not meet modern needs.
Nicola Bedford was quizzed about the killing of 50-year-old Martin Ack-Ack royd following her arrest in May, but she claimed she was not in the room when he was murdered by Surjit Singh Sidhu.
Now too mature for her signature ack-ack delivery and palaban acting style of yore, she needs to do something new, something else to regain viewers' attention and interest.
They were dressed as German soldiers, but wore slacks meant for an ack-ack [antiaircraft] unit.
This includes the burning at the stake of Vaninus, a local atheist, the installing of an ack-ack gun during the war and the laying of Lea Village by German prisoners of war.
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.
It had been hit by ack-ack (anti-aircraft fire) and the tail was falling away.
Family and friends said unlike some veterans of the war Mr Cross - whose beloved wife Ivy died in 2000 - was always willing to talk about his experiences of landing on Juno beach aged 35 after being conscripted as a Lance Bombardier into the 121st Light Ack-Ack of the Regiment of the Royal Artillery.
Although the Germans claimed they had put up a massive ack-ack barrage and brought down six of our planes, the RAF said the true total of losses was three bombers.
Close by was an ack-ack battery gun that fired at German planes.
A Also starring the famous double-act Elsie and Doris Waters, Ack-Ack Beer-Beer ran from 1940-4.
Women served in many ways: manning searchlights and ack-ack guns in defence of airbases and major cities, driving trucks in supply columns behind the front lines, manning balloons, acting as signallers, all so that more men would be available to fight at the fronts.