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  • v. To bomb with a buzz bomb (jet-propelled missile or doodlebug).


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  • As Paul Fussell notes in "Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War," troops "were so eager for drink that numbers of them consumed captured buzz-bomb fluid (i.e., methyl alcohol) and died."

    Here's to GI Ingenuity

  • The group intelligence officer began the briefing with a special 8th Air Force Headquarters intelligence estimate of the German V-1 missile (buzz-bomb) capability.


  • The weather had been so adverse during January and to the 20th of February, our group had flown only sixteen missions; most of them were No-Ball strikes against buzz-bomb (V-I missiles) launching sites.

    Gotha - February 24, 1944

  • What's strange about this is that the Volt's 1.4 liter range extender is hardly an overstressed buzz-bomb, making only 80 hp at the crank and 74 hp at the generator.

    The Truth About Cars

  • After that introduction to war, he flew as the pilot of a seasoned B-24, hitting buzz-bomb targets that German forces had set up at Calais in northern France.

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines

  • Given the assault of devilishly clever plot twists that buzz-bomb your brain like a two-hour binge of quad-shot lattes,

    Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

  • Like the album, the concert opened with the aptly titled "The Strangers" and the quiet desperation of "Save Me From What I Want," and closed with the climactic coda of "Black Rainbow" and the buzz-bomb disco strut of "Marrow."


  • Since March I have seen two unmanned surveillance vehicles fly over my property … looked like a cross between a cruise missle and a buzz-bomb … Canadian border.

    Universe Today


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