WWII Quiz - Page 112




 
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September 21st, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
Correct, it was Gerd von Runstedt! Over to you Boris.
Only 3 female pilots have been flying the battle sorties in IL-2 "Sturmovik" during WWII.
Only one has survived. She has made 177 sorties, plus 100 more in light night bomber Po-2.
What is the name of this extraordinary woman?
September 21st, 2006  
perseus
 
 
I don't think it fits, but lets start with Lt. Anna Timofyeyevna Yegorova
September 21st, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
I don't think it fits, but lets start with Lt. Anna Timofyeyevna Yegorova
You are correct, Perseus!

However, her name was Anna Aleksandrovna Yegorova.
Her married name - Timofeeva.

Your turn!
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September 21st, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Interesting stuff Boris, It's incredible how successful some of those Soviet women pilots were. The night ground attack groups were known as the night witches by those on the receiving end!

Next question

Which was the largest prisoner of war breakout in WW2 (the largest prison breakout ever in fact), why was this kept secret until after the war?

As a bonus name a similar incident in a nearby country.
September 21st, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Hmm I will go with the Cowra prison breakout of 5 August 1944.

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-...wra-prison.htm


I am assuming it was kept quiet to prevent repriasals against Allied POWs in Japanese hands.


September 22nd, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Correct Monty, I expected a quick answer from yourself, but I am surprised you didn't get the bonus! Any idea?

Your turn anyway
September 22nd, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
Correct Monty, I expected a quick answer from yourself, but I am surprised you didn't get the bonus! Any idea?

Your turn anyway
My answer to the bonus question is not what you perhaps want to hear, the camp Featherston revolt was not entirely the fault of the Japanese and to some degree later investigations believe that the event was due to very poor communication on our behalf and a couple of over zealous guards.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/classroom/event-featherston


Ok heres a really easy question:

What was unusual about Germany's declaration of war on the USA.
September 22nd, 2006  
perseus
 
 
If your all wondering:

Another 'incident' happened at a Japanese P.O.W. camp at Featherstone, New Zealand, resulting in the death of 48 Japanese and wounding 74 more.

Obviously Monty has a lot more detail than my source (again)!
September 22nd, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Hehe I am reasonably lucky in terms of WW2 literature as my father (late in the war) and uncles fought through it and horded books, posters, leaflets etc. which I still have.
The information is usually interesting and sometimes conflicts with modern views as it hasnt been affected by revisionism.

Anyway I have my easy question up there.
September 23rd, 2006  
The Other Guy
 
 
I am NOT good at these. A small hint...?