bombing raid


: a surprise attack in which bombs are used

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Recent Examples on the Web The sixth of Masters of the Air’s nine episodes stays on the ground, following three characters on separate odysseys in the wake of last episode’s disastrous bombing raid. Chris Klimek, Vulture, 23 Feb. 2024 And the retreating Ukrainians may have fired the last major shots of the battle, targeting a trio of Russian air force fighter-bombers apparently angling for a bombing raid targeting the Ukrainian 110th Brigade and adjacent units. David Axe, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024 The 100th, for instance, participated in its first bombing raid on June 25, just over two weeks after the men arrived in England. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 Pressed by foreign journalists on civilian deaths in Gaza during a news conference Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed to a British bombing raid almost 80 years ago that killed children. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 To this day, there are debates about the military necessity of the bombing raid on the Gestapo site in Copenhagen, given the heavy civilian toll and the inevitability of German defeat at that late point. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 One of the photographs shows the roof of the main stand at the Old Trafford soccer grounds in Greater Manchester, which was damaged during a bombing raid in March 1941. Ellen Francis, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2023 The episode in which Jünger watches a bombing raid while sipping burgundy has been so widely cited that German critics have given it a name: die Burgunderszene. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 Among the ships that amount bought was the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, the ship that launched the Doolittle Raid – the first US bombing raid on Tokyo – and helped turned the tide of the Pacific war in America’s favor at the Battle of Midway in 1942. Brad Lendon, CNN, 26 May 2023

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“Bombing raid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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