assault area

assault area

In amphibious operations, that area that includes the beach area, the boat lanes, the lines of departure, the landing ship areas, the transport areas, and the fire support areas in the immediate vicinity of the boat lanes.
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The principal tasks were to neutralize the enemy air forces, protect the landing beaches, assault convoys and subsequent operations ashore, prevent/interdict movement of enemy forces into the assault area, provide close/direct air support, and furnish air protection to the Baytown assault force.
The mission of XII ASC was to destroy enemy air strength in aerial combat, bomb Axis airfields, and disrupt communications throughout Italy to prevent enemy reinforcements from reaching the assault area.
The bulk of coverage came from the P-38 squadrons, and House assigned two sorties per day per aircraft, providing an hour of coverage each over the assault area.
Their mission is to surface and mark with shadowed lights, pointed seaward, the stretch of the British assault area.
MacArthur sent the Marines ashore at Inchon, TF 77 and the escort carriers of Carrier Division 15 were on hand to maintain air supremacy over the assault area, to attack enemy reinforcement efforts, and to give air support to the landing force by direct attacks and spotting for naval gunfire.
When his vessel approached the assault area to land troops in accordance with the established plan, his Bronze Star citation reads,".
A previous BOCSAR report in 2001 found a strong relationship between assaults and the volume of alcohol sold in high assault areas, as well as between property damage and offensive behaviour and higher alcohol sales' volumes.
Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship and is designed for rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of anti-ship mines in coastal waters, harbors, confined straits, choke points and amphibious assault areas where aircraft carriers and expeditionary strike groups must operate.