airborne assault

airborne assault

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The mission was spearheaded by the 17th Airborne Division and 6th British Airborne Division, who seized several important bridgeheads in a massive daylight airborne assault - sustaining a high number of casualties in the process.
From West Point, where Taylor graduated in 1922, to Rome, where he conducted a highly-publicized mission behind enemy lines to determine the feasibility of an airborne assault, Taylor earned a reputation as a no-nonsense officer on whom senior headquarters could depend in time of crisis.
A similar airborne assault using Horsas at Arnhem three months later had disastrous consequences.
The 20-year-old, from Earl Shilton, near Hinckley, was serving in Iraq in June last year with the 16th Airborne Assault Brigade when he was shot in the head just above his left eye hours before he was due to fly home after a five-month posting.
A medium-sized force comprising 25,000 to 50,000 troops launches a swift airborne assault on Baghdad and other command centres to isolate or kill Saddam, precipitating the collapse from within of the highly centralised Iraqi regime.
According to local officials, the airborne assault in the Ghaziabad district of the province targeted the Taliban and those killed in the raid were members of the militant group.
A US defence official said a US-led force of 1,500 Afghan allies, US Special Forces and troops from the Army's 101st Airborne assault troops had assembled for Saturday's battle.
General Sir Michael Gray, chairman of the charity Airborne Assault Normandy Trust, said restoration of the bridge and the building of the museum had cost about pounds 1 million, part of which had been raised by his charity.
At least two people were killed and one more injured on July 6, when US forces launched an airborne assault on the city of Gardez, situated some 100 kilometers (62 miles) South of Kabul.
More than 100 Normandy veterans attended a memorial service yesterday to commemorate Maj John Howard, the war hero who led an airborne assault to seize a key bridge on D-Day.
The previous two alert exercises, ordered by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, revealed a number of systemic shortcomings, in particular in the Central and South Military Districts, the Airborne Assault Forces (VDV) and military transport aviation units.
The D-Day hero who led the airborne assault on Pegasus Bridge - the first troops to land in occupied Normandy at the start of the Allied invasion - has died

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