Bombination Bombings

Bombing

Meanings and phrases

bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an attack by dropping bombs; bombardment
  2. the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists

area bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target; carpet bombing; saturation bombing

bombing run

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs

carpet bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target; area bombing; saturation bombing

loft bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb; toss bombing

over-the-shoulder bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a special case of loft bombing in which the bomb is released past the vertical so it is tossed back to the target

saturation bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target; carpet bombing; area bombing

suicide bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a terrorist bombing carried out by someone who does not hope to survive it
E.g.
  • A suicide bombing occurred there, which she began documenting.
  • A suicide bombing at a tea shop in Tal Afar killed 7 and injured 25.
  • On 5 October 2014, a suicide bombing took place near the city hall of Grozny.

toss bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb; loft bombing

bombing campaign

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • M19CO engaged in a bombing campaign in the 1980s.
  • The attacks were part of the start of a new bombing campaign in London.
  • Keating was active in London during the 1939/1940 IRA bombing campaign.

bombing raids

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On being de-mobbed he had completed 84 bombing raids in 3½ yrs.
  • They flew bombing raids against Japanese targets in the East Indies.
  • The Americans, in contrast, flew daylight bombing raids into Germany.

strategic bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The US strategic bombing survey (USSBS) identified "catastrophic" damage.
  • It formed part of the immense Allied strategic bombing effort during the war.
  • It was flexible and it was able to carry out both operational-tactical, and strategic bombing.

bombing raid

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This type of heavily escorted bombing raid was called a Ramrod.
  • The building suffered extensive damage during a bombing raid on May 8, 1944.
  • The church was affected by a fire during an Allied bombing raid on April 6, 1944.

bombing missions

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Government forces reportedly also used helicopters on bombing missions.
  • The 1943-1944 season was halted midway because of the Allied bombing missions over Romania.
  • (During World War II, allied bombers returning to Great Britain from bombing missions used it as a marker.)

bombing during

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Strategic bombing during World War II
  • The church was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War.
  • It was destroyed by Israeli bombing during the attack on Gaza in 2014.

aerial bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the Second World War, Naro was damaged by aerial bombing.
  • In late February and early March 1942, there were two aerial bombing raids.
  • The Baroque city castle was destroyed by 1944 aerial bombing during World War II.

bombing attacks

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They were also used as decoys during night bombing attacks.
  • The left brigade began bombing attacks and the reserve brigade was sent forward.
  • Historians believe that Galleani's followers began their bombing attacks in 1914.

bombing campaign against

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The United States began a strategic bombing campaign against Axis forces in Europe in mid-1942.
  • In 1973, the ISOC commenced a bombing campaign against hill tribe villages in northern Thailand.
  • The 23rd Air Flotilla had in the meantime resumed its daylight bombing campaign against Port Darwin.

bombing mission

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The propellers that were used on the bombing mission were later shipped to Texas A&M University.
  • One section escorted a large number of B-36 Peacemakers in a simulated bombing mission over New York City.
  • During a bombing mission to Germany, wartime pilot Peter Churchman (Boyd) inadvertently destroys a French cathedral.

bombing attack

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A bombing attack into the rest of Stuff Redoubt gained ground but this was later abandoned.
  • Bilour was son of Bashir Ahmad Bilour who was also killed in a suicide bombing attack in December 2012.
  • The first mission was flown on the night of 16 August 1942 and consisted of a bombing attack on the harbor at Mersa Matruh.

atomic bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Although in the area the day of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Yusuf survived.
  • The group entered Hiroshima on September 4, nearly a month after the atomic bombing.
  • The enriched uranium was used in the Little Boy atomic bomb used in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
E.g.
  • The United States began a strategic bombing campaign against Axis forces in Europe in mid-1942.
  • Losses of territory and a dramatic expansion of the Allied strategic bombing campaign caused the collapse of the German economy from late 1944.
  • The B-17 was primarily employed by the USAAF in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets.

car bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Three al-Qaeda operatives carried out the Mostar car bombing in 1997.
  • FBI agent Jeremiah Ecks left the agency after his wife Rayne was killed in a car bombing.
  • In 2003, the Neve Shalom Synagogue was targeted in a car bombing, killing 21 Turkish Muslims and 6 Jews.

during the bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The church then owned a first Roethinger organ, which was destroyed during the bombing of 1944.
  • She was in Darwin during the bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942, although she was not damaged.
  • Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombing.

bombing occurred

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A bombing occurred in Mubi on 1 June 2014.
  • A suicide bombing occurred there, which she began documenting.
  • The next day, the bombing occurred.

destroyed by bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The village was completely destroyed by bombing.
  • These were subsequently destroyed by bombing.
  • In 1943 E.333.023 of Bolzano depot was destroyed by bombing.

dive bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Forvie was to be used for air to ground and dive bombing practice.
  • He was a pioneer of dive bombing.
  • The Japanese bombers then conducted dive bombing and level bombing attacks on the ships in Darwin Harbour.

night bombing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They were also used as decoys during night bombing attacks.
  • The night bombing force of the 492nd became known as the "Black Liberators."
  • The field supported Halifax bombers in the night bombing campaign over Germany.
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