formation bombing

formation bombing

[fȯr′mā·shən ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Bombing by aircraft in formation.
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At a level beyond the mere "what I did in the war," Nutter takes pains to delineate the debate over high-altitude formation bombing and addresses the controversy over firestorms generated by American incendiaries in civilian areas, particularly Tokyo.
By mid-1943 it was becoming clear that something was amiss; by that fall it was painfully obvious that daylight, precision, formation bombing of industrial targets was in serious trouble.

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