Air raid

Air raid

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.



*Bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937), the first air attack aimed at civilians
*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


*Air Raid Precautions (1924), a UK organisation for the protection of citizens from bombing attacks
*Air-raid shelter, a structure for protection from bombing attacks
**Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter, a World War II-era shelter in Ipswich, England, currently a museum
*Civil defense siren, also known as air raid siren; a signal warning of impending air raid
**Chrysler air raid siren (1952), a six horn warning siren powered by a 180 horsepower V-8 engine

Fiction and popular culture

*Air Raid Wardens (1943), a Laurel and Hardy comedy film
*Air Raid (video game) (1984), a rare game released for the Atari 2600
*Air Raid (Transformers) (1986, 1994, 2004), the name of three characters in the Transformers universes
*Icky-Poo Air Raid (1996), an album by the band Bis released in Thailand
*Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) (2000), a song by Limp Bizkit from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water

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