WW2 Trivia - Page 12




 
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Boots
 
November 22nd, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
No dice. It's not the Russians or the Brits. So, who's left?
November 22nd, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
The French did it!

June 7, 1940 - French bomb Berlin

Source: http://www.worldwar-2.net/timelines/...index-1940.htm
November 22nd, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
We have a winner.

"On Monday, June 3, 1940, a bit under a month after Germany invaded France, as the Dunkirk evacuation of over a third of a million troops was winding up, and eleven days before German boots would march into Paris, 300 Luftwaffe bombers pounded the city, producing somewhere between a few hundred and several hundred mostly civilian casualties. France's response was to hatch a plan to bomb Berlin in a retaliatory strike. This was not to be an effectively destructive raid, but rather a psychological attack, much like, although even smaller than, the US raid on Japan, flown by B-25 medium bombers from the carrier Hornet nearly two years later."



http://blinkynet.net/wwii/verne.html
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Boots
November 23rd, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
Guess it's my turn to ask a question then!

What was the first aircraft carrier to be sunk during WWII?
November 23rd, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
Is it the USS Yorktown?
November 23rd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
No, Yorktown was sunk during the Battle of Midway, June 4 -6 , 1942.

Nov 13, 1941 - British aircraft carrier Ark Royal is sunk off Gibraltar by a U-boat.

source: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar...2time.htm#1941
November 24th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
Darn it you win again.
November 24th, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
Nope, he didn't. He's close (it is British) but not quite. Keep at it!
November 25th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Royal Navy Courageous torpedoed and sunk by U-20 17 Sept 1939.
November 25th, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
There ya go! I knew you'd get it. Your turn to boggle the mind.