antiaircraft fire


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Noun1.antiaircraft fire - firing at enemy aircraftantiaircraft fire - firing at enemy aircraft    
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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He went on to complete many more combat missions over Germany and Holland, dropped secret agents in Norway, and in March 1945 towed a glider full of paratroopers through heavy antiaircraft fire during Operation Varsity, the successful crossing of the river Rhine into the heart of Germany.
Martin and Simmons were hit by antiaircraft fire. Simmons was killed.
"On my first combat mission in Desert Storm as a captain and F-16 flight commander, we crossed into enemy territory, and the first thing we saw was antiaircraft fire. Then we had a few surface-air-missiles launched at us.
In May 1940, after downing his first enemy plane, a Dornier bomber, his Hurricane fighter plane was hit by antiaircraft fire and made a forced landing.
Among those to lose their lives were Pilot Officer SL 'Leslie' Whillis, from Newcastle, whose plane crashed after being targeted by antiaircraft fire on its flight to the target; Sgt Thomas Jaye from Crook, Co Durham, whose plane suffered the same fate, as did the plane of Sgt Ron Marsden, who was born in Scarborough and raised in Stockton in Teesside.
is concerned--or the American aircraft was downed by a surface-to-air-missile (SAM) or antiaircraft fire.
Heras was responding to questions about the US stance in the wake of the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet by Syrian antiaircraft fire, which led to Israel carrying out extensive airstrikes inside Syria on Saturday.
The military said their planes faced massive antiaircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel.
They would have to lower to twelve thousand feet to drop their bombs, and given that Vemork was three thousand feet above sea level, the difference would put them at a prime distance for antiaircraft fire.
Intermittent antiaircraft fire at the city airport over the weekend, which prevented some flights from arriving, was seen as a warning against any attempt by Serraj and his group to arrive in the city.