WW2 Trivia - Page 9




 
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Boots
 
November 17th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
The Doolittle raid was launched from the Hornet on April 18, 1942. The seventh USS Hornet ( CV-8 ) of the United States Navy was an Yorktown class aircraft carrier of World War II, notable for launching the Doolittle Raid, as a participant in the Battle of Midway, and for action in the Solomons before being mortally wounded in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hornet_%28CV-8%29
November 17th, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
Bingo, bingo! You win the prize! Your turn, tomtom.
November 17th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cooler King
Just to set the record straight...

http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/HEINHE-178.htm

"Just one week before the outbreak of World War II, Germany flew the world's first jet aircraft. That plane was the Heinkel He-178 which, had its development been pushed, might have altered the course of history."
Because The Cooler King disputed my winning the time before last, I will pass my right to ask the next question to him.
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Boots
November 17th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Thanks tomtom. I appreciate it. As for my question, who is officially, the last GI killed in action in Europe during WWII?
November 17th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Charles Havlat is thought to be the very last American soldier killed in action in the European operations of World War II. The son of Czech immigrants, he took a bullet in the head while on patrol in southern Bohemia; shot by German soldiers who were unaware that a ceasefire had been declared and whose commander later apologised.
Source: http://www.radio.cz/en/article/66298
November 17th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Correct! Your up to bat, tomtom.
November 18th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Soldiers of the 101st Airborne in WWII had card symbols on their helmets and they can still be seen on 101st Division soldiers today. Can you name the card symbols and the Units (Regiments) associated with them.
November 18th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
November 18th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
You got it, Cooler King. The 101st is made famous partly by their helmet decorations. The soldiers used card symbols (the spade, heart, and club) to indicate the regiment to which they belonged.
502nd Airborne: Heart
327th Glider: Club
506th Infantry: Spade
501st Infantry: Diamond

What's your source? Here's mine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101st_Airborne
November 18th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
I had that picture lying around on my hard drive. I am pretty sure I got it from the Wild Bill Guarneresite. You know, some of the 82nd Airborne regiments had helmet insignia too. I can't find the site I saw it on though. Give me a little bit to find a new question.