TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BARRAGE BALLOON»
The term «barrage balloon» is normally little used and occupies the 147.213
position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BARRAGE BALLOON»
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U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and ...
Moved to Parris Island in 1942 to become Barrage Balloon Group, Parris Island.
Group consisted of Headquarters and Service Squadron and the Barrage
Balloon School. Balloon training was suspended in the summer of 1943, and the
The cables suspended from barrage balloons can and do wreck aircraft. The
principal handicap of the barrage balloon is the same as that for the antiaircraft
artillery weapon. It must be present in such enormous quantity in order to be
Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War
As the recruitment net was cast wider, women from the Urals came to
predominate in the barrage-balloon divisions; they replaced almost all of the 12-
man crews responsible for the balloon stations. Deploying a barrage balloon was
Roger D. Markwick, Euridice Charon Cardona, 2012
A pursuit plane at Fort Lewis, Wash., simulates an attack on an old blimp made
into a barrage balloon ... At Fort Lewis, Wash., soldiers of the 3rd Barrage Balloon
Squadron have been undergoing training for some time in the technique of ...
My Great Adventure to Normandy & Back
They had this barrage balloon that they towed on a long steel cable, to prevent
the enemy airplanes from coming in and strafing (machine gunning the troops). It
kept the enemy aircraft up at a height above the barrage balloons. If the Germans
World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia
During the Blitz, balloon crews devoted night duty to keeping barrage balloons at
effective defensive heights and positions. Some 66 German aircraft were lost to
collisions with barrage balloon cables. Smaller barrage balloons were also used
Spencer C. Tucker, Spencer Tucker, 2011
Dictionary of Military Terms
... concentrated artillery attack (usually lasting for some time); a barrage of mortar
fire was directed at the enemy positions (b) man-made barrier in a river or estuary
; barrage balloon = balloon which is barrel battalion (Bn) secured to the ground ...
Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939
... balloon barrage dropped from plans for defense of the Panama Canal.126
After the British and French undertook sizable barrage balloon programs in 1937,
the Air Corps decided to use $5,000 of its money to buy 1 balloon for experiments
Project spider-Massive natural passive defense against air raid
As mentioned earlier, the barrage balloon offers several distinct advantages that
have been proven in wartime: it denies the low altitude to enemy aircraft,
enhances air defense systems, and presents a definite mental and material
hazard to ...
Cedarhurst Alley: A Lighter-Than-Air, Anti-Noise Novel
QZHAPTERB We drove out to Long Island that Friday night, and the huge eight-
foot-by-five-foot-by-five-foot carton containing the barrage balloon was waiting for
us on the porch where I had told Mickey Heidleberger to have it delivered.
Denny Hatch, Denison Hatch, 2005
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BARRAGE BALLOON»
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Final salute for one of Nuneaton's D-Day veterans
More than 350,000 soldiers and sailors and 5,000 ships took part in the invasion: "Every ship had a barrage balloon attached to it," said ... «Nuneaton News, Jun 15»
Bygones: Derby police sergeant dad brought news of the outbreak …
The remainder of 1939 went by in a blur of troop movements, gun sites being made all over the place, barrage balloon locations and decoy ... «Derby Telegraph, Jun 15»
New Zealand wicketkeeper Ronchi signs for Somerset
He was struck by lightning in 1992 and, worse, knocked completely off his perch when hit by a barrage balloon during the Blitz in the Second ... «Gulf Times, Jun 15»
Father Time returns to his rightful home at Lord's cricket ground
He was struck by lightning in 1992 and knocked off his perch when hit by a barrage balloon during the Blitz – before spending the rest of the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
NC military history on display
Camp Davis: Camp Davis housed more than 20,000 soldiers in 1941 until 1942 for the Army's Barrage Balloon School. The temporary base ... «StarNewsOnline.com, Jun 15»
Test match in 60 seconds: Day two at Lord's
... this is the first of 113 Tests that Father Time has missed, despite a brush with a barrage balloon during the Second World War and the loss of ... «The Times, May 15»
Father Time set for 100 hours of repairs
During World War II, it was wrenched from its original perch when it became entangled in the steel cable of a barrage balloon. It was reattached ... «Lord's, May 15»
England v New Zealand, first Test: as it happened
... with after lunch. OFT has gone AWOL. Done for by high winds rather than barrage balloon cables like last time he was sawn off on his prime. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
'The Richard Peabody Reader'
An angry father “puffs up bigger and bigger/ — like a barrage balloon”; an ancient gospel singer owns an “Aerosonic stand-up piano/ whose ... «Washington Post, May 15»
Leeds property news: the day Churchill visited Leeds and how …
Note, however, in the far right corner, the barrage balloon. These were huge, probably three times the size of a cricket pitch and half filled with ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, May 15»