torpedo bomber


: a military airplane designed to carry torpedoes

called also torpedo plane

Examples of torpedo bomber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several hundred aircraft would assemble, including dive bombers, torpedo bombers and fighter planes, such as the P38 Lightnings, F4F Wildcats, F6F Hellcats, F4U Corsairs and P-40 Warhawks. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 During World War II, the East Troy native flew Avenger torpedo bombers off the carrier Saginaw Bay in the Pacific Theater. Bill Glauber, Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 As a tail gunner in a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, Guggenheim flew several missions off the aircraft carrier Nehenta Bay during the battle of Okinawa, firing his .50-caliber gun at radar installations and ammo dumps on kamikaze bases in the Sakashima Islands. Rinker Buck, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2021 The TriState Warbird Museum will bring in a P-51 Mustang, a fighter aircraft escort to the slower B-17 and B-25 bombers; and a Navy Grumman TBM-3 Avenger, a torpedo bomber, said David O’Maley, president of the museum. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 3 June 2021 Esper planned to lay a wreath at the site off Palau's coast where a U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo bomber crashed on July 27, 1944. Robert Burns, Star Tribune, 26 Aug. 2020 Franzke, who loved to jitterbug as a kid, served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945, flying Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers off the carrier USS Saginaw Bay in the Pacific. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2020 The efforts have been likened to World War II when GM’s factories were retooled to make tanks, trucks, aircraft engines, shells and even fighters and torpedo bombers. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Mar. 2020 The two SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers and the TBM/F-1 Avenger torpedo bomber took part in Operation Hailstone against Japanese forces in the lagoon on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, 1944. Fox News, 18 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of torpedo bomber was in 1930

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“Torpedo bomber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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