assault wave

assault wave

See: wave.
References in periodicals archive ?
Now comes the second Lincoln assault wave, led by the mid-size Aviator, which looks like a slightly smaller Navigator but still has three rows of seats.
Comprised of soldiers from the Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard, the 29th Infantry Division fought in World War II and was part of the first assault wave during D-Day on June 6,1944, participated in peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo and served a two-tour rotation in Afghanistan from 2010-12.
Leading seaman Harold Thomas was just 22 when he piloted a landing craft of 50 Canadian Rangers into a hail of bullets and shells in the first assault wave on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944.
The division was also in the initial assault wave for Sicily in 1943 and Operation Overlord the following year.
My father made four opposed landings with MacArthur's army in the Southwest Pacific theater, each one with the first assault wave. He was never wounded.
While on the boat, Errichiello said he and Garstecki discussed the third assault wave at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, when Errichiello had to hide under a pile of dead bodies to save his own life.
Later assault waves also landed in this less-defended area, and within hours the bridgehead was secured.
This new book is an informative and captivating look at blacks in the US Army during World War II, centering around the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a storied unit that began landing in the assault waves on D-Day.
However, at that precise moment the opportunity for 21st Panzer to isolate the British 6th Airborne division and potentially roll across the invasion beaches as the first assault waves came ashore four hours later was irrevocably lost.
Realising their good fortune, the Americans ensured that later assault waves also landed in this less-defended area -and within hours the bridgehead was secured.
The Americans ensured that later assault waves also landed in this less- defended area and by the end of June 6, a total of 23,250 men, 17,000 vehicles and 1,695 tons of supplies had been landed.