antiaircraft fire

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firing at enemy aircraft

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At this meeting, I ventured the timid suggestion that, to an Indian pilot skimming the ground at 500 miles per hour under antiaircraft fire, precise identification of targets on an enemy airfield might take lower priority than simply hitting whatever was there and then getting the hell out.
Before the end of the war, antiaircraft fire along the major supply routes was very heavy.
The CNN television network said explosions and antiaircraft fire were heard Tuesday night in Herat, home to a major air base.
In short order the aviato r was aboard and the HO3S headed east, taking antiaircraft fire along the way and flying through patches of fog in the night sky until, with its fuel almost exhausted, it safely touched down on the deck of a rescue vessel off the coast.
When his machine gun jammed, the enemy reached their gun stations and filled the sky with antiaircraft fire.
Communist antiaircraft fire had always been a problem, but the hard-pressed men on the ground had to be supported, especially during the desperate retreat from Chosin the previous winter (see Nov-Dec 2000).
First flying Spitfires, it was while piloting a Typhoon over Germany that antiaircraft fire grounded his plane.
In addition to antiaircraft fire, Story and his companions suffered almost nightly sleep deprivation from "Washing Machine Charlie" (p.
can use high-altitude U-2 spy planes and drones to lessen the danger from antiaircraft fire and possibly jet-powered drones with radar-deflecting stealth technology.
Zeppelin L60 was tracked inland by observers and came under antiaircraft fire near Coventry.
Syria, on the other hand, said it was flying low and fast when it was hit well within Syrian airspace by antiaircraft fire.
This violent action convinced observers and the board evaluating victories that Swede had peeled away to avoid the antiaircraft fire from cruisers, destroyers, and South Dakota.
Antiaircraft fire was intense, accounting for the loss of about twenty-five bombers.
As the first troops hit the beach on 8 November 1942, the carriers launched strikes against targets and met some resistance, mainly light antiaircraft fire from shore-based batteries.