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Re:World War II Trivia Thu, 05 June 2014 20:13
tank commander wrote on Thu, 05 June 2014 11:46

50th wrote on Thu, 05 June 2014 11:25

1. Rommel's half track was named Griffon, which is Grief in German.




So if Charlie Brown had a half track it would be named .....


Gut griffon Charlie Brown!
      
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Re:World War II Trivia Fri, 06 June 2014 16:37
Nice work with the correct answer, 50th!

rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 04 June 2014 07:32

Series 5 (1942):

Q: What was the code name for General Rommel's halftrack in North Africa?
A: Griffin

Q: On the Eastern Front, what was the Demyansk Pocket?
A: In February 1942, the jaws snapped shut on 90,000 German troops around Demyansk as the Soviet First Shock and Eleventh Armies linked up on the Lovat River, northern Russia. Inside the German pocket were the 12th, 30th, 123rd, and 290th Infantry Divisions, plus the 3rd SS Tokenkopf Division.

Q: When Hitler issued Fuhrer Directive No. 41 in April 1942, to prepare for the upcoming summer offensive, was it to be along the whole Eastern Front?
A: No. As Hitler stated: "In pursuit of the original plan for the Eastern campaign, the armies of the central sector will stand fast, those in the north will capture Leningrad and link up with the Finns, while those on the southern flank will break through into the Caucasus.

Q: Explain what happened when California was attacked by the Japanese in 1942.
A: In February the Japanese submarine I-17 shelled an oil refinery at Ellwood, California. In total, 17 rounds were fired, inflicting only minor damage to a pier and an oil well derrick.



      
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Re:World War II Trivia Fri, 06 June 2014 16:46
Skipping 1943 because D-Day crept up on me! We'll go back and catch 1943 another time.
Series 6 (1944):

Q: What was the purpose of the British 79th Armoured Division and who was the division's commander?
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Q: Who was the commander of the Allied Expeditionary Naval Forces during the D-Day landings? Who was commander of the Air Force?
A:

Q: Without looking it up, name the Allied D-Day invasion beaches (in order if you can).
A:

Q: List the reasons why American troops landing on Omaha Beach suffered heavy casualties.
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[Updated on: Fri, 06 June 2014 19:11]

      
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Re:World War II Trivia Sat, 07 June 2014 00:58
rasmussen81 wrote on Sat, 07 June 2014 00:16


Series 6 (1944):

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Q: Without looking it up, name the Allied D-Day invasion beaches (in order if you can).
A:





Sword (British)
Juno (Canadian)
Gold (British)
Omaha (US)
Utah (US)
      
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Re:World War II Trivia Tue, 10 June 2014 06:26
Q: What was the purpose of the British 79th Armoured Division and who was the division's commander?

To enable DOW to sell Equipment Packs

Percy Hobart

Hence:

Hobart's Funnies


Bonus question:

What was he doing before he had been selected to command that force?


Q: Who was the commander of the Allied Expeditionary Naval Forces during the D-Day landings? Who was commander of the Air Force

Admiral Ramsay

I was going to say Tedder but that's wrong so I will let someone else have a go


Bonus question:

What is Ramsay best known for?


Q: List the reasons why American troops landing on Omaha Beach suffered heavy casualties.


They still argue about it, but reasons cited include and in no particular order:

They faced elements of a first rank German formation (352nd Division)

Most DD Tanks did not make it to the beach (launched too soon and sea too rough)

Americans rejected use of Hobarts Funnies that could have dealt with the defenses

Preliminary bombing did not come in parallel to the coast and the crew had been warned not to bomb short, as a result

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

      
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Re:World War II Trivia Tue, 10 June 2014 13:21
van Voort wrote on Tue, 10 June 2014 13:56

Q:


Bonus question:

What was he doing before he had been selected to command that force?


I remember reading some time ago that he was sent to form and train a mobile force in Egypt which later on became known as the desert rats.

van Voort wrote on Tue, 10 June 2014 13:56


Q: Who was the commander of the Allied Expeditionary Naval Forces during the D-Day landings? Who was commander of the Air Force

Admiral Ramsay

I was going to say Tedder but that's wrong so I will let someone else have a go




Pretty sure that was Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory.

van Voort wrote on Tue, 10 June 2014 13:56


Bonus question:

What is Ramsay best known for?



Operation Dynamo? (Evacuation from Dunkirk)


      
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Re:World War II Trivia Fri, 13 June 2014 02:07
rasmussen81 wrote on Fri, 06 June 2014 09:37

Nice work with the correct answer, 50th!

rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 04 June 2014 07:32

Series 5 (1942):



Q: Explain what happened when California was attacked by the Japanese in 1942.
A: In February the Japanese submarine I-17 shelled an oil refinery at Ellwood, California. In total, 17 rounds were fired, inflicting only minor damage to a pier and an oil well derrick.






Oregon was also the victim of a fire balloon attack by the Japanese. They launched balloons with fire bombs up into the jet stream, where they were carried aloft toward the U.S. coastline. On May 5th 1945, a pregnant woman and five children were killed when a single fire balloon exploded in the forest of Gearhart Mountain in Southern Oregon.

      
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