Odd Military Trivia - Page 6




 
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Boots
 
June 8th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
1 Attack on pearl harbour
2 8 december 1941
3 Japanese empire
4 Airplane assaults and mini subs
5 japs were alied with germans and wanted the islands in pacific(not sure about this one)
June 8th, 2004  
1217
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marksman
1 Attack on pearl harbour
2 8 december 1941
3 Japanese empire
4 Airplane assaults and mini subs
5 japs were alied with germans and wanted the islands in pacific(not sure about this one)
Nope, there were more ships sunk at pearl harbour, too easy
June 8th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Guess so
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June 8th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
1217 follow your instincts. Its Odd Military Triva. If it seems too easy, then you are probly right.

Marksman:

1. partial credit
2. Incorrect
3. Incorrect
4. Incorrect
5. Incorrect

Keep trying.

June 8th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
sheessh
il keep trying
June 8th, 2004  
1217
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
1217 follow your instincts. Its Odd Military Triva. If it seems too easy, then you are probly right.
I followed them, and my instincts tell me I don't know the correct answer... But I'll try later, don't have time now.
June 8th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
1.West Loch at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2.May 21, 1944.
3.It was an exident, while ammunitoin was being loaded on cargo ships...No one "did it".
4. The ammo on the ships exploaded and they sank.
5."Two major reasons have emerged as to the possible cause: the initial explosion was caused by gasoline vapor, or one or more mortar shells exploded while being handled."

Hope these are correct....
June 8th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
Well sherman got it..all right. 50 bucks to the sherman


Question Scenario. It is Sunday, in the Hawaiian Islands. Suddenly, the event happens. Six ships are sunk. Many more are damaged. Hundreds of people are killed, or wounded.

1. Where is the event? (I need the exact location). Pearl harbor, Hawaiian Islands, West loch

2. When did it happen (The exact date, month and year)? 21 May, 1944. It was a sunday, too.

3. Who did it? (Who perpetrated this evil deed?) Yes it was the US. An accident during the loading of the LSTs.

4. What sank the ships? Its called a sympathetic detonation. One ship exploded, causing the remaining ships moored to them to detonate too. its all that ammo, fuel, and other things that went boom that was being loaded for the Invasion of Saipan.

5. Why did it happen? (Ultimate cause only). At first it was thought that it was sabotage! Then in the end, it was during the loading of individual mortar shell, with the possible dropping of one shell, that caused the whole mess.

The Navy in order to prevent morale from being effected back home, hushed up the incident. It wasnt untill recently that the story came out.

I have got to make these questions harder...
June 8th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Didnt know that you can hush up the big blast and sinking of 6 ships
June 8th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
Ok lets go with a 25 point toss up question... it deals with the word, decimate.

it originated with the roman leigon. If a cohort or legion mutinied, it was decimated, that is, the soldier standing in the first rank in the first file picked a number from one through ten out of a helmet, and the count off continued from that number. When the count off came to “ten” (decem in Latin), that soldier was executed, as was every tenth man after him; the other nine tenths got the message.

Question: When was the last time this method was used for any type of military group? Give the war, the date range, and the reason.