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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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The Deathshead insignia can also be traced to two variant insignia designs - the 85th Fighter Squadron and the 552nd Medium Bomber Squadron.
He volunteered the day after war broke out, trained as a pilot and was eventually posted to a bomber squadron.
Col Fitzroy Newsum, USAF (Retired), was assigned to the 617th Bomber Squadron.
Attitudes displayed by the members of a Navy bomber squadron vary From bored and nonchalont to unrestrained eagerness as they are briefed aboard their carrier before the opening strike of the two-day attack on Tokyo.
Army Air Corps, flying missions over Germany as a bomber squadron leader.
The rapid, coordinated mission-driven support provided to the 37th Bomber Squadron by the Defense Travel System -- and by the people on the ground operating it -- is what we intend to be the standard for Defense travelers in the future, when the system is fully implemented," said Schaefer.
At 0920, Nagumo was aware that one American torpedo bomber squadron was approaching his carrier force (with dive-bombers expected soon to follow.
My experience with the squadron dates back to the Korean airlift, but the unit has a formidable record as bomber squadron in WWII.
No 9 Bomber Squadron of Royal Air Force was raised in 1914 and it has actively participated in many wars ever since.
The War Week Mission Rehearsal Exercise will ready the Tornado bomber crews for their tasks in Afghanistan, where they will relieve 12 bomber squadron, also based at Lossiemouth, in supporting Nato and Afghan troops.
Pat said: "Dad worked in the chemical industry most of his life after being a flight sergeant ground crew in 610 Bomber Squadron during World War Two, serving in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
In April 1945, my Navy bomber squadron was stationed on Whidbey Island, 50 miles north of Seattle.