assault phase

assault phase

1. In an amphibious operation, the period of time between the arrival of the major assault forces of the amphibious task force in the objective area and the accomplishment of their mission.
2. In an airborne operation, a phase beginning with delivery by air of the assault echelon of the force into the objective area and extending through attack of assault objectives and consolidation of the initial airhead. See also assault.
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It was part of Operation Overlord, the code name for the Allied invasion of north-west Europe; whilst Operation Neptune was the assault phase of this invasion.
Firstly, a six-week-long aviation assault phase in the insurgent-held areas of the northern Nad-e Ali District, prepared the ground for follow-on operations.
Forgotten Wings is organized chronologically into three sections: 1) pre-war American program implementation, glider production, and stateside aircrew training; 2) Operation Neptune (the assault phase of Operation Overlord) glider operations; and 3) glider actions supporting Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France.
Juno was very much a Canadian beach, with Rod Keller's 3rd Canadian Division providing 15,000 of the 24,000 men who landed there during the assault phase and its immediate aftermath; No.
No ford sites were available in the 2BCT zone of attack, and the division planned to conduct the assault phase at the Arapaho crossing site using dismounted infantry in 15-person rubber boats (RB-15s).
The new assault phase will involve low-level flying which will mean increased risks for pilots.
commented, "The CH-53E Sea Stallion upgrade program was initially designed to further enhance the aircraft's flight worthiness for the successful transport of equipment, supplies, and personnel during the assault phase of an amphibious operation and subsequent critical offshore operational missions.