WWII Quiz - Page 215




 
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March 29th, 2014  
JOC
 
 

Topic: Great Story


What a story this one should become a movie.
March 29th, 2014  
JOC
 
 

Topic: my mistake apologies


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Originally Posted by JOC
What a story this one should become a movie.
my mistake apologies, I pressed the wrong botton
March 30th, 2014  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Are you thinking of Hans-Ulrich Rudel a Stuka pilot with 9 kills to his credit?
I guess you missed Monty B& my earlier comments on Rudel.
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March 30th, 2014  
George
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
I am stumped by this one as I can not find any bomber pilots who shot down any bombers from the pilots seat primarily because I can not think of any bombers where the pilot had control of the guns.

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Obviously there was @ least 1! One non-factory bomber (not involved with the question!) was the A-20s modified in the South West Pacific Theater as "Commerce Destroyers" that had 13 forward firing 50 cal. machine guns that were pilot controlled. Some of the guns left no room for a bombedier, filling up the nose.
March 31st, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
I guess you missed Monty B& my earlier comments on Rudel.
Good grief, yes I did miss those comments. Bugger.
April 11th, 2014  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Well I guess I will throw out another question...

Approximately one week before the Doolittle raid on Tokyo there was another series of raids on Japanese positions in the Philippines, over three days they flew 20 sorties without loss.
Who commanded the raids?
Brigadier Gen. Ralph Royce
April 11th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
Indeed it was, they were known as the Royce Raids.
July 4th, 2014  
George
 
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Originally Posted by George
Who was the only person to become an Ace flying a bomber?
OK, it was Adrian Warburton, RAF, flying a Martin Maryland bomber.
July 5th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
OK, it was Adrian Warburton, RAF, flying a Martin Maryland bomber.
That is rather bizarre as I have just finished watching a documentary on him, didn't he die flying a P-38 on a reconnaissance mission?
July 5th, 2014  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
That is rather bizarre as I have just finished watching a documentary on him, didn't he die flying a P-38 on a reconnaissance mission?
Yes, the F-5 recon version. That was a few yrs later.