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Air raid refers to an attack by aircraft against ground targets. The term is generally used for strategic bombing attacks, while airstrike is used for smaller tactical attacks.

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  • The Bombing of Guernica, Spain, (April 26, 1937), an air raid on Spanish civilians, by the German Air Force during the Spanish Civil War
  • The Royal Navy air raid on Taranto, Italy, in November 1940 – a night air raid by torpedo bombers against the Italian Navy's main battle fleet at anchor
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941), an Imperial Japanese Navy air raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, the United States Fleet, and secondary targets on Oahu
  • First air raid on Singapore (1941), a Japanese Navy bomber attack on the city
  • Easter Sunday Raid (1942), an Imperial Japanese Navy air attack on Colombo, Ceylon, then supposedly defended by the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
  • The Doolittle Raid – a surprise air raid against Japan in April 1942, flown by US Army bombers launched from an aircraft carrier
  • Air raids on Australia, 1942–43, a list of Japanese Army air raids on Australia during World War II
  • Air raids on Japan (1942–45), a list of American air attacks on Japan during World War II
  • Air Raid on Bari (1943), a Nazi bomber attack on Allied shipping in the harbor of Bari, Italy
  • Lookout Air Raid (1942), a small-scale Japanese incendiary attack on a forest in Oregon
  • Raid on Taipei, also known as Taipei Air Raid (1945), a USAAF bomber attack targeting the Japanese occupation government and army, collaterally killing more than 3,000 Taiwanese civilians
  • Ouadi Doum air raid (1986), a French air raid on a Libyan Air Force base
  • Bombing of Libya by the U.S. in 1986; a series of air raids made in response to a Libyan terrorist attack in Germany
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Air raid refers to an attack by aircraft against ground targets. The term is generally used for strategic bombing attacks, while airstrike is used for smaller tactical attacks.

War

Attack

  • Bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937), the first air attack aimed at civilians
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941), a Japanese Navy air raid on Navy Air Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • First air raid on Singapore (1941), a Japanese Navy bomber attack
  • Easter Sunday Raid (1942), a Japanese Navy air attack on Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
  • Air raids on Australia, 1942–43, a list of Japanese air attacks on Australia during World War II
  • Air raids on Japan (1942-1945), a list of Allied air attacks on Japan during World War II
  • Air Raid on Bari (1943), a Nazi bomber attack on Allied shipping in Bari, Italy
  • Lookout Air Raid (1942), a small-scale Japanese incendiary attack on a forest in Oregon
  • Raid on Taipei, also known as Taipei Air Raid (1945), a US bomber attack targeting Japanese government facilities, collaterally killing more than 3,000 Chinese civilians
  • Ouadi Doum air raid (1986), a French attack against a Libyan airbase

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air raid

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air raids

air raid (plural air raids)

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  1. An attack on a ground target by military aircraft, especially when dropping bombs.

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