WWII Quiz - Page 203




 
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March 16th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
There is a bit of an argument going on as to who Major Martin really was, some say he was the matelot from HMS Dasher, while others say he was a homeless Welshman who died from Pneumonia.

What was the modification that was supposed to prevent the Rolls Royce Merlin cutting out when the aeroplane was inverted?

What was the nick name given to it?

They placed a flow restrictor, a small metal disc much like a plain metal washer, in the carburetor.
It was developed my an engineer called Beatrice (Tilly) Shilling and was nicknamed:
"Miss Shilling's Orifice "
March 16th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
Correct.
March 16th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Today, in 1940, the first person in the UK was killed in a Luftwaffe air raid.
Where did this happen?
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March 16th, 2012  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper1854
Today, in 1940, the first person in the UK was killed in a Luftwaffe air raid.
Where did this happen?
Scapa Flow
March 16th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
Scapa Flow
It did indeed! Not a lucky place Scapa Flow
May 10th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Here is a quick question to get things moving...

Which country sustained the second highest casualty number (combined military and civilian) during WW2.
May 10th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Here is a quick question to get things moving...

Which country sustained the second highest casualty number (combined military and civilian) during WW2.
I believe that it was china.
May 10th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Indeed it was.

Figured I would try something outside the European theatre for a change.
May 10th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
Who declared war on Japan March 1, 1945?
May 10th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
Saudi Arabia