The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 15 Dec 2014 23:43

Yes it was Martin Becker. The "Luftwaffe Night Fighter List" I originally referenced credited him with 9 bombers in a single night without qualification. Thank you, pb. With 121 victories Schnaufer was of course the top Nachtjäger of them all.

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby tazman572 » 16 Dec 2014 01:00

Thank you Polar Bear,

I would just like to take a minute to say hello to everyone. I found this site quite by accident just last week and have learnt quite a lot from it so far.
I have been interested in WW2 since I was a teenager, (I am now 53 yrs old), and have been in the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force), since 1981. I will be retiring in 2016 after 35 years service.

My question is the following: Who was the first German pilot in WW2 to make use of an ejection seat to save his life. (Extra merit for what A/C and when).

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 16 Dec 2014 08:07

Test pilot Helmut Schenck, from a He-280 on 13 January 1943 when its controls iced up during a test flight.

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby tazman572 » 16 Dec 2014 15:10

That is correct Ironmachine, next question please.

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 16 Dec 2014 15:11

:welcome: Welcome to the AHF tazman!

With best, J-P :milwink:
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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 16 Dec 2014 16:48

Thanks.
Which method was used by the Luftwaffe to provide some radar coverage and night fighter control in areas with weak fixed radar coverage (mainly on the Eastern Front)?

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 17 Dec 2014 01:48

Hello ironmachine,
Is this what you had in mind? Dunkel Nachtjagd on rails.
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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 17 Dec 2014 06:56

Yes, that's it.
Over to you.
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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 18 Dec 2014 02:24

Thank you, Ironmachine.

The aircraft pictured below was brought down under rather unusual circumstances:
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What were these circumstances, who was the pilot, and what was the significance of this event?
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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby uhu » 18 Dec 2014 22:34

Birdstrike on radiator, Bodenplatte, Theodore Nibel

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 18 Dec 2014 23:46

Correct, uhu. Nibel's FW 190D "Black 12" of 10./JG 54 struck a flock of partridges and was brought down as his radiator was pierced and his engine siezed. It was the first relatively intact FW 190 to fall into Allied hands, though it was relatively late in he war.
One story goes that the Resistance claimed Nibel was brought down by a "Free Belgien Partridge" which was posthumously awarded a medal. :D

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby uhu » 19 Dec 2014 02:18

No time for a question, so I open to anyone with an interesting question for us.

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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 21 Dec 2014 02:27

OK, no takers so I'll post an easy one to get things rolling (or should I say flying) again.

Name the Luftwaffe ace who claimed his first six victories in one day.
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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby von thoma » 21 Dec 2014 16:00

Oberleutnant Max Bucholz of 1./JG 3.
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Re: The official AHF Luftwaffe quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 21 Dec 2014 23:29

Correct you are, von thoma. He claimed four RAF Blenheim bombers and two French Curtiss fighters on 17 May 1940.
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