carrier striking force

carrier striking force

A naval task force composed of aircraft carriers and supporting combatant ships capable of conducting strike operations.
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A TBD Devastator makes a forlorn torpedo attack on the Japanese Carrier Striking Force at Midway in R.
1) A key part of our approach was to build an accurate model of the operations of the Japanese carrier striking force.
Rutherford has been named commander of Carrier Group Four and commander of the Carrier Striking Force.