fighter cover


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fighter cover

Maintaining a number of fighter aircraft over a specified area to prevent enemy aircraft from effectively interfering with the action of friendly forces.
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Blair adviser David Manning's minutes of the January 2003 meeting indicate Bush stated, "The US was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours.
The Japanese fighter cover was dispersed at sea level, chasing the remaining torpedo planes when the U.
It was a feat of improvisation by Company D, 1st Engineer Battalion, working around the clock and under fire most of the time, using flood lights at night and fighter cover when possible.
IN 1942-43 96 Squadron of the Air Force was based at Honiley airfield providing night fighter cover for the West Midlands.
The men served in Germany in the 1950s, but during 1942/3 the squadron had been based at Honiley airfield to provide night fighter cover for the West Midlands.
NATO said it had flown 249 sorties - bombing missions and fighter cover - in its latest raids against Belgrade, the second Serb city Nis and Kosovo province.
Other allied air forces provided vital fighter cover, air re-fuelling and defence suppression missions.
Planes from the United States, Britain, France, Canada and Spain flew bombing raids, with other Allied air forces flying essential fighter cover, air refuelling and defence suppression missions.
It flew fighter cover for the Allied invasion of the mainland of Italy at Salerno in September, and moved there that same month, first serving at Montecorvino and then moving to Pomigliano in mid-October.