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buzz bomb

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buzz bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for the V-1
[C20: from the sound of its engine]
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buzz′ bomb`



n.
a V-1 robot bomb.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.buzz bomb - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bombbuzz bomb - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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buzz bomb

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JimWilkinson, a Corporal with the 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, came across a 14-year-old boy, PietVan Strijp, wandering around the Dutch village of Goirle while buzz bombs screamed across the sky during his tour.
No fires [permitted], combat patrols, laying mines, outpost sentry duty, cold food, perpetual snow and the encroachment of trench foot, buzz bombs ran a shuttle every 15 minutes at night over our C.P.
The V stood for Vergeltungwaffe (German for Retribution Weapon) and the rockets - also known as buzz bombs and doodlebugs - were launched from mobile launch pads in northern France.
I was there through all the buzz bombs [V-1 flying bombs] --the V-1s [Vergeltungswaffe 1], the V-2s [Vergeltungswaffe 2: long-range ballistic missile] --and the blackouts of course.
What about those Buzz Bombs and V2 Rockets they bombed us with?.
The Germans tried every means within their power to destroy the docks at Antwerp; they first sent bombers, then V-1 buzz bombs, and finally improved V-2 missiles.
With the help of MP3 they can hear the sounds of the buzz bombs flying overhead and feel the anxiety when the haunting sound of the air-raid siren bellows along the corridors.
The journal entries and PM columns are not--except for the steady London V-2 "buzz bombs" interrupting the terrified correspondent's sleep--foxhole spine-tinglers.
They have existed since the Germans fired the V-1 buzz bombs at London in World War II.
In July 1944, one month after Germany began launching its V-1 Buzz Bombs against England, Materiel Command obtained parts of the weapon from the battlefields and within two weeks succeeded in copying the V-l's pulse jet engine.
Sutherland's highly believable descriptions of buzz bombs were written from first-hand observation.
War Room typist Joy Hunter said: "When we were there thinking about the bombing and the buzz bombs I always felt completely safe." (ANI)