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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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 city Nis and Kosovo province.
Other allied air forces provided vital fighter cover, air re-fuelling and defence suppression missions.
On one such mission, Pinsard flew fighter cover for an aircraft that was picking up Roland Garros who had somehow managed to escape from the massive Cologne prison.
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.
No fighter cover! With 800 hostile aircraft in the area, we went on to bomb a crossroads.
Meanwhile, Esmonde's flight came in at deck-level on the port side of the flotilla without fighter cover. The Stringbags weaved through the first circle of flak which protected the Scharnhorst, the Gneisneau and the Prinz Eugen.
WORKERS fireproofing a hangar for the world's newest jet fighter covered a fleet of cars instead, thanks to a gust of wind.
MOVING FORWARD: A Northern Alliance fighter covers his ears as a mortar fires near a village in Takhar province.