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World War II Bombers were used for many different tasks. Their main task was to interupt, destroy or make the enemy's ability to conduct war impossible. But they had other roles, dropping supplies, reconnaissance, rescue, and many other roles. The main heavy bombers for the US were..

B-17-Flying Fortress B-24 B-25--Medium Bomber B-26 Maurder B-29 Super Fortress..These are the planes that dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan

AnswerEven if it sounds stupid... they were used for bombing. That means, only bombing and transports. Even the B-17 wasn't strong enough to defend itself against air agressors without cover. So... if you have a look a modern military jets... bombing, intercepting,... all that together... impossible for any ww2 bomber. The dog-fight or intercepting role was taken by smaller fighters... but there were smaller bombers, too. Think of the German Junkers Ju 87 (Stuka), bombing small targets with high precision.

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most bombers were solw and not very well armoured so normally were escorted by long ranger fighters there were also medium bombers like the B-25 Mitchel bomber and there were fighter/bombers and dive bombers like the junkers and the mosquito which were fighter sized planes that could drop small bombs on a target then dogfight with enemy planes but they were mainly designed as bombers so they werent very good at dogfighting.

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