The official AHF Poland quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Ponury » 26 Sep 2018 12:04

Polish marschal :)

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 24 Apr 2019 00:06

The first air victory of World War 2 happened on the 1st of September 1939, during the German invasion of Poland. What were the unusual circumstances of this victory?
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 26 Apr 2019 18:09

Polish pilot Wladyslaw Gnys shot against two bombers Do 17, after do this he returns to the base, ignoring the fate of the bombers
Really the two German bombers collided one each other after his attack, and fell to the ground.
And in this way, he scored the first two victories over Luftwaffe in WWII, without knowing it
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 29 Apr 2019 00:59

von thoma,

I should have clarified - the very first victory, which was claimed by a Luftwaffe pilot. What were the circumstances regarding this victory?
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 29 Apr 2019 01:53

Ouch !

Captain Medwecki was shoot down by Ju 87 during take off, under common attack of Junkers and Dorniers
His PZL P.11 exploded in the air.

The aforementioned Lt. Gnys was Medwecki's wingman
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Post by Graham Clayton » 29 Apr 2019 10:40

von thoma wrote:
29 Apr 2019 01:53
Ouch !

Captain Medwecki was shoot down by Ju 87 during take off, under common attack of Junkers and Dorniers
His PZL P.11 exploded in the air.

The aforementioned Lt. Gnys was Medwecki's wingman
von thoma,
Correct - the first air victory was scored by a dive bomber, and not a fighter.

Your turn to ask a question.
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 01 May 2019 00:37

Thanks Graham

Can you ID to this prisoner (middle) in Mokotów facilities ?
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 01 May 2019 09:36

If the “middle” one is the one looking up, it might be Jürgen Stroop.

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Post by von thoma » 01 May 2019 23:48

Correct for Waleed

It's Jurgen Stroop during his captivity
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Futurist » 21 Jun 2020 08:15

Which survivor of the Lodz Ghetto had the longest lifespan (so far, at least)?

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Post by Josh7156 » 13 Jul 2020 14:26

Hi guys I’m wondering if you can help me!

I’ve come by a book called the voice of Poland 1945 and it seems to be a collection of journals from 1945 about Poland during ww2, any information anyone has on this particular book would be amazing, after doing my own research online it appears to be extremely rare and I would very much like to find the right home for it!

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Futurist » 16 Sep 2020 21:38

Futurist wrote:
21 Jun 2020 08:15
Which survivor of the Lodz Ghetto had the longest lifespan (so far, at least)?
Here's the answer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yisrael_Kristal

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