WWII Quiz - Page 114




 
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September 28th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean
So far I've found 1, Frances Gabreski. Working on it.
Hehe thats about as far as I got but then didnt he fight as part of the tiger squadrons?

I cant find any Polish squadrons with the RAF based in the pacific either.
September 29th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
It's a bit of a trick question. You couldn't find any Polish squadrons based in the PTO because they didn't exist. Only one man who saw action with the Polish Airforce went on to fight in the Pacific. This man's name was Witold Urbanowicz and he has quite a story. He flew with the Polish airforce during the invasion of Poland, was captured by the Soviets, escaped to France and joined up with the RAF to go on to fight in the Battle of Britain. And in September of '43, he joined up with the US Army Air Corps to go fly combat missions in China against the Japs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witold_Urbanowicz

The floor is open to anyone who wants to ask a question.
September 29th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
OK this one is a lot easier

Which city was most intensely hit by V1s and V2s
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September 29th, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Old London Town.
September 29th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Doppleganger

It's not the answer I was looking for, but then I was taking London as a whole to be a city. If you can show there were more V1s and V2 dropped per area than the answer I have in mind, then you may have the question, but I doubt if that is the case.
September 29th, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
Doppleganger

It's not the answer I was looking for, but then I was taking London as a whole to be a city. If you can show there were more V1s and V2 dropped per area than the answer I have in mind, then you may have the question, but I doubt if that is the case.

Well I was using colloquialism when I described London as a 'town' but my second guess would be Antwerp.
September 29th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Well certainly in terms of deaths per unit area Antwerp suffered more than the entire of London although I expect Antwerp was crowded due to allied movements. Perhaps I should have been clearer.

Antwerp 204.51 square km
3,752 civilians and 731 Allied soldiers killed due to V1s and V2 combined

Entire of London 1579 square km
6,184 killed due to V1s 2,754 killed due to V2s


Either way your question Doppleganger
October 1st, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Trying to think of a question that isn't too obscure that you'll never get it. Bear with me chaps.
October 2nd, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Ok an easy one.

a) Who was the creator of the Red Army's tank force and b) what happened to him?
October 3rd, 2006  
Dean
 
 
It was Marshal Mikhail N. Tukhachevsky, and he was shot on orders from Stalin. However, one could also argue that Victor K. Triandafillov was as responsible for developing the tactics that led to the development of the armoured division.