WW2 Trivia - Page 11




 
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Boots
 
November 20th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Bingo! Great job tomtom! You're up.
November 20th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
What was the first American fighter to exceed 500 mph in level flight.
November 20th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
XP-80

http://www.edwards.af.mil/gallery/html_pgs/fight2.htm

"The first example of America's second jet fighter prepares for its first flight at Muroc Flight Test Base on Jan. 8, 1944. Famed designer Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson is to the right of the airplane in stocking cap and overcoat. The dark green and gray aircraft, nicknamed "Lulu-Belle," was literally designed around the British-built de Havilland H.1 Goblin engine. A one-of-a-kind airframe, the XP-80 was smaller than all subsequent P-80 models. This was the first American aircraft to exceed 500 mph in straight and level flight."
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Boots
November 20th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
You are right. Looks like this is a contest between you and me?

You have the floor, Cooler King.
November 20th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Looks like it TomTom. Here is my question:

Who was the first to bomb Berlin in WWII?
November 20th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
The Very First Bomb Dropped By The RAF On Berlin During WWII Killed The Only Elephant In The Berlin Zoo. First British air raid on Berlin. Sept 3, 1940
November 20th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Nope.

You know, the first German bomb dropped on Russia during World War II killed only an elephant at the Leningrad zoo. Coincidence or conspiracy against elephants?
November 20th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Aug 25/26, 1940 - First British air raid on Berlin.
source: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar...ne/ww2time.htm
November 20th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Sorry, that is incorrect. The key word in there is the first British air raid.
November 22nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
On August 7-8 Russian Naval DB-3 Bombers hit Berlin.
source: http://admiral.centro.ru/balt02.htm