WWII Quiz - Page 210




 
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June 2nd, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
You are probably right the wing of the C-47 in front of it was confusing me.

That being said it is in D-Day colours (so it is a 1944 model fighter) and it looked like a Griffon engine cowl, we know it isn't a Hurricane, Typhoon or Tempest due to the undercarriage.
So my extremely limited knowledge of aircraft is now almost exhausted.
June 3rd, 2013  
Hawkeye
 
Okay, it was not easy.

It is a Seafire L.Ib.

I thought you would identify it as a Spitfire LF.Mk.Vb.

The aircraft belongs to the Combined Spotting Pool. A joint RAF, RN and USN organization Providing gun-spotting during the Invasion. What is special with this unit is that it is the only one where pilots from the U.S. Navy has flown Spitfires and Seafires.

Well, new question.

What makes Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham special?
June 3rd, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Sadly I am completely clueless when it comes to aircraft, put a Panther in front of me and I can pick the variant but I couldn't spot the difference between the Spruce Goose and an Me-163.

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Originally Posted by Hawkeye

What makes Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham special?
Many things not the least that we named a converted banana boat after him.


I better sit this one out for now.
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June 3rd, 2013  
Hawkeye
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Sadly I am completely clueless when it comes to aircraft, put a Panther in front of me and I can pick the variant but I couldn't spot the difference between the Spruce Goose and an Me-163.
I can identify a tank as a tank, and that´s it.
June 5th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawkeye

What makes Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham special?
Ok I gave it a couple of days...
Charles Upham is one of only 3 people to have won the Victoria Cross twice and the only person to have won them as a combat soldier.

Personally I am not sure why there is a distinction though as the other two holders won theirs for actions under fire as well.
June 6th, 2013  
Hawkeye
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Ok I gave it a couple of days...
Charles Upham is one of only 3 people to have won the Victoria Cross twice and the only person to have won them as a combat soldier.

Personally I am not sure why there is a distinction though as the other two holders won theirs for actions under fire as well.
Yep! Right answer.

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse and Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, who were the other two were both doctors and are therefore non-combatants. Could make the difference maybe.

Your turn
June 6th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Along the same lines Flying Officer Manser and Capt. Randle both won the Victoria Cross during WW2, what is unique about them.

(Sorry if it in a bit confusing but it was hard to word the question without immediately giving away the answer).




June 6th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Along the same lines Flying Officer Manser and Capt. Randle both won the Victoria Cross during WW2, what is unique about them.

(Sorry if it in a bit confusing but it was hard to word the question without immediately giving away the answer).




They were related by marriage.
June 6th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
They were related by marriage.
Indeed they were, there have been a number of family pairings but they were the only two that won theirs during WW2.

All yours.
June 6th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
After the failed landing at Dieppe what did the Germans allow the British/Canadians to do?