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gunnery

[′gən·ə·rē]
(ordnance)
The art or practice of using machine guns or cannon either on the ground or in the air.
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He met his wife when he was serving as a staff gunnery officer in Singapore, but the outbreak of the Suez crisis interrupted their honeymoon on a ship carrying them home.
He saw wartime sea duty as a gunnery officer commanding an armed guard aboard tankers in the Pacific theater, including action off Okinawa and the Philippines.
Merkel served in World War II as a torpedo and gunnery officer in the Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was awarded numerous medals and ribbons for his service in the Southwest Pacific Surface Combat Task Forces.
Julia, from the Manchester area, was gunnery officer and had keys to the armoury.
He served as a Navy gunnery officer in World War II.
Among the many guns and mortars pounding the enemy positions were six 24-pounder naval guns under the command of Shannon's gunnery officer, Lieutenant Thomas Young.
Gunnery officer Julia Simcock, in her 20s, had chest and lung damage.