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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

AAF

AAF  

Abbr.Army Air Force(s).
plunge

plunge  

V. (of a ship) pitch: the ship plunged through the 20-foot seas.
plastique

plastique  

Plæˈstēkn. plastic explosive.mid 20th cent.: French, literally ‘plastic.’
nominal weapon

nominal weapon  

A nuclear weapon that produces a yield of approximately 20 kilotons.
side arms

side arms  

Weapons worn at a person's side such as pistols or other small firearms (or, formerly, swords or bayonets).
CINCLANT

CINCLANT  

ˈsiŋkˌlæntabbr.Commander in Chief, Atlantic. Obsolete but commonly used title for the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command (CINCUSLANTCOM).
CINCPAC

CINCPAC  

ˈsiŋkˌpækabbr.Commander in Chief, Pacific. Obsolete but commonly used title for the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command (CINCUSPACOM).
Bureau of Public Relations, Army

Bureau of Public Relations, Army  

The department of the army that handled public relations and propaganda during World War II.
buildup

buildup  

N. the process or act of attaining prescribed strength of units and levels of vehicles, equipment, stores, and supplies.
ballistics, external

ballistics, external  

The branch of applied physics which deals with the actions and characteristics of missiles or projectiles in flight.
base camp

base camp  

A camp from which expeditions or other activities set out or from which they can be carried out.
battery

battery  

N. pl. -ies1 a fortified emplacement for heavy guns.2 an artillery subunit of guns, men, and vehicles.
battle cry

battle cry  

A word or phrase shouted by soldiers going into battle to express solidarity and to intimidate the enemy.
black flag

black flag  

A pirate's ensign, typically thought to feature a white skull and crossbones on a black background; Jolly Roger.
bomber jacket

bomber jacket  

A short jacket, usually zipping up the front, gathered with tight knit bands at the cuffs and waist.
bombing run

bombing run  

The part of the flight path of a bomber that brings it into position to release its weapons.
Boston II

Boston II  

A-20 an attack bomber—originally produced to the order of the French government and called DB-7–it was taken over by the British government after France fell to the Nazis and was ...
brigadier general

brigadier general  

An officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel and below major general.
John Moses Browning

John Moses Browning  

(1855–1926) American inventor, born in Ogden, Utah. Browning was the leading American designer of automatic arms in the early 20th century. Browning patented a breech-loading single-shot rifle (1879) ...
carrier striking force

carrier striking force  

A naval task force composed of aircraft carriers and supporting combatant ships capable of conducting strike operations.

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