Assault Crossing

Assault Crossing

 

(1) Troop crossing of a water obstacle in amphibious combat and transport vehicles, in standard assault crossing means, and in improvised means. The assault crossing usually begins after neutralization of enemy means of fire on the opposite bank of the water obstacle. Sub-units in amphibious tanks and amphibious armored personnel carriers usually cross first. The assault crossing is supported by artillery fire and covered by aviation.

(2) The sector of the water obstacle that troops prepare and use for crossing in water crossing equipment.

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Once on the continent, they'd flawlessly operated storm boats to ferry the Canadian 10th Infantry Brigade across the River Seine in an August assault crossing.
Arriving in France on Thanksgiving Day, 1944, my outfit was scheduled to join the 9th Army in Holland for an assault crossing of the Roer River (Operation Grenade).
Rafts are an excellent means of putting the high-priority essential vehicles into the bridgehead during the interval between the assault crossing and the completion of bridges.
He proposed a powerful assault crossing by the 43rd Wessex Division and remaining units of the Polish Brigade at three or four points west of Driel, which would outflank the Germans and change the entire situation on the north bank.
On September 24, 20th and 23rd Field Companies of the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE) were at the head of a 483-vehicle convoy consisting of Storm Boats and Class 9 rafts that was ready to move from Nijmegen onto the south shore of the Rhine for an assault crossing.
Because ford sites were located in the east, the 1BCT would conduct its assault crossing (Phase II) over the fords and secure both the near and far shores with heavy maneuver forces before commencing bridging operations at the Ottawa crossing site.
Before the assault crossing, the near shore must be secured.