June 13, 1944 — One week after the Normandy invasion, the first German V-1 buzz bomb, also called the doodlebug, was fired at London.

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  1. June 13, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    What a cute name for such a terrible thing.

    janet

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    • June 13, 2018 at 3:49 PM

      Until now, I had always heard them called “Buzzbombs”. They got the names because of the sound that the pulsejet engine made as it cycled 50 times per second.
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