torpedo bomber

noun

Definition of torpedo bomber 

: a military airplane designed to carry torpedoes

called also torpedo plane

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He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, courant.com, "'I thought I was done': George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 24 Apr. 2018 Meacham, who authored a defining biography of George H.W. Bush, told of visiting the couple in recent months and asking about George’s survival during World War II, when his torpedo bomber was shot down over the Pacific Ocean by the Japanese. Jacob Carpenter And Emily Foxhall, San Antonio Express-News, "Thousands honor nation’s first mother as she is laid to rest," 21 Apr. 2018 The couple became engaged a year and a half later, as Bush prepared to ship out as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. Emily Foxhall, Houston Chronicle, "Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead at age 92," 17 Apr. 2018 The pair were engaged a year and a half later, right as Bush was sent to war as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. NBC News, "Barbara Bush, wife and mother of presidents, dies at 92," 17 Apr. 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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