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  • n. Gunfire directed at aircraft from the ground.


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  • An agency must pay $150 to $400 in landing fees at airfields in Mogadishu and inland towns such as Jalalaxi, Baidoa and Wajid for the privilege of providing relief The C-130 Hercules cargo planes can evade hijackers on the ground but are expensive to operate and are vulnerable to groundfire.

    Battlefields Of The Food War

  • As the helicopter shuddered into the night, Snepp screamed to his seatmate, "We're taking groundfire!"

    The Last Days Of Saigon

  • It was only last Saturday that a Blackhawk helicopter was shot down by gunfire, groundfire near the town of Tikrit.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2003

  • Heavy groundfire prevented the airmen from being rescued immediately, and one helicopter door gunner was killed in the rescue attempt, just days from when he was set to go home to get married, Danielson said.

    Danielson, Benjamin F.

  • One of two things happened to Ravens, as they logged an increasing number of combat missions and took their share of groundfire; they became either overcautious or reckless.

    Deichelmann, Samuel M.

  • When the flareship started taking groundfire, one of the flares inside the aircraft was hit by

    Lemmons, William E.

  • The army was not able to get a helicopter into the area due to groundfire.

    Lawrence, Gregory P.

  • Many "fast movers" (F4, F100, etc.) and other A1s (Spads) were diverted from other missions to aid in suppressing groundfire.

    Lawrence, Gregory P.

  • A second helo arrived, but it too was driven away by intense groundfire.

    On Yankee Station

  • Gerswin had chosen his course inbound over the Great Parkland, hoping to minimize the chance of groundfire.

    The Silent Warrior


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