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bomber

[′bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane specifically designed to carry and drop bombs. Also known as bombardment aircraft.

bomber

An aircraft designed to carry and release bombs at long ranges. The term these days is used mainly for strategic aircraft.
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Too soon for his sweetheart Clare, his friends from the 390th Bomber Squadron, and all the volunteers he rounded up through the years for the annual Police/Celebrity golf tournaments.
A year later, while flying with a bomber squadron, Japanese planes shot down the plane in which Leggett was riding.
After the war, he was a bomber squadron commanding officer, before retiring from the RAF in 1956 to become an engineering test pilot with Avro in Canada.
Not just a combat log, The Wrong Stuff also delves into daily life in a bomber squadron, relating humorous anecdotes from Smith's experience in wartime England.
He served in the Pacific area with the 108th Bomber Squadron and flew in and around Peleliu, Guam, Tinian and Iwo Jima on dozens of missions aboard a B-24 Liberator and PB-4Y aircraft.
Pilots from 12 Bomber Squadron, based at Lossiemouth, Moray, flew their Tornado jets at 550mph just 100ft above the ground to deafen the insurgents and force them to scramble away in shock.
THE last member of an historic bomber squadron who carried out crucial missions over Germany during World War II has died aged 87.
So four of the crew shrugged our way into our raincoats and went to a pub, discovered by Larry, our expert on pubs and one of the two Brits in the crew of a Canadian bomber squadron stationed near the old city of York.
Thornaby Aerodrome came into existence in 1930 when the Auxiliary Airforce 608 Bomber squadron was formed.
Bartlett who began his service at 18 as a navigator-bombardier aboard a B-25 in Marine Bomber Squadron 443.
At Bahrain: Tristar air-to-air refuelling jet and a Tornado fighter and bomber squadron.
He had been a captain with Marine Torpedo Bomber Squadron 232 during WW II.