torpedo bomber


Definition of 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 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 The battleship was hit by Japanese torpedo bombers during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, followed by the United States' entry into World War II the next day. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 17 Feb. 2020 Maloney, then a young recruit from Troy, N.Y., trained on the Avenger torpedo bomber at the Fort Lauderdale air station 75 years ago. Susannah Bryan,, 11 Nov. 2019 The initial wave of torpedo bombers was nearly wiped out, but the attack drew Japanese fighters away from the carriers. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 21 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of torpedo bomber

1930, in the meaning defined above

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