The official AHF Poland quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 23 Feb 2010 20:51

Another hint: this officer died during WW2 German occupation of Poland (by that time he was retired).

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 02 Mar 2010 21:01

Good evening, gentlemen!

Well, the question obviously is too difficult. So, I’ll give the answer. This man is Donat Makijonek, commander of 3rd recconaissance squadron during Polish Independence war. Here's the link in Polish language.
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donat_Makijonek
The quiz is open for everyone willing!

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by EmilPL » 06 Mar 2010 18:21

Thank you for giving us the answer,This one really gave me a head ache!

Hope you dont mind if I go.

Name the 2 medals and cap badge.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 07 Mar 2010 00:43

EmilPL wrote:Thank you for giving us the answer,This one really gave me a head ache!

Hope you dont mind if I go.

Name the 2 medals and cap badge.

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The left medal is the Order of Bravery of Gen. Bułak-Bałachowicz's army obviously (the only Polish medal with Jolly Roger) :)
The cap badge is of course WWI Polish Legions (hence the L)
And the remaining medal is in fact an officers' medal of Gen. Józef Haller's Army in France (the so-called Blue Army) :)
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by EmilPL » 07 Mar 2010 01:01

Right your turn :D


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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 07 Mar 2010 12:13

All right then. What was the first Allied unit to cross German borders in WWII and where was it.
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by pst59 » 12 Mar 2010 18:16

It it happened on 2nd September in Fraustadt (now it is named Wschowa) and it was the 2nd Company from 55 Infantry Regiment
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 12 Mar 2010 22:38

pst59 wrote:It it happened on 2nd September in Fraustadt (now it is named Wschowa) and it was the 2nd Company from 55 Infantry Regiment
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Nope, the units taking part in the raid on Fraustadt crossed the border around 5PM, there was a unit to cross the German border in a completely different sector almost two hours before that :D

Now I know the question is hard and pst's answer kind of fits. Should I consider the question partially answered or should I wait for the answer I was initially looking for?
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 16 Mar 2010 15:27

Halibutt wrote:Nope, the units taking part in the raid on Fraustadt crossed the border around 5PM, there was a unit to cross the German border in a completely different sector almost two hours before that :D

Now I know the question is hard and pst's answer kind of fits. Should I consider the question partially answered or should I wait for the answer I was initially looking for?
All right, since nobody seems to know the answer, here it is: elements of 10th Uhlans Regiment (namely I and III Sqn) captured the village of Brossken in East Prussia on September 2, around 3 PM. The village in modern times is called Brzózki, back then it was located just across the border from Grajewo. The Uhlans took some Grenzschutz and Landwehr as prisoners and withdrew.

But pst59 was close enough, so it's his turn now.
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by pst59 » 18 Mar 2010 21:40

OK. next question:
What rank it is:
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 19 Mar 2010 12:59

pst59 wrote:OK. next question:
What rank it is:
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Easy. The old insignia of Senior Sergeant (starszy sierżant/ogniomistrz/wachmistrz in infantry/artillery/cavalry respectively). Later they changed it to this one and modern one is similar as well:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plik:PL_Ep ... erz_38.svg
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by pst59 » 19 Mar 2010 16:54

Yes it's correct.
Your turn.
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 20 Mar 2010 16:08

Okay, who was the first female general of the Polish Army? And if that question proves too difficult, who was the first female NCO of the Polish Army (hint: the latter question is a tad outside of the 1919-1945 scope).
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by henryk » 20 Mar 2010 17:26

I remember this from the thread I started on the second Polish female general.
Maria Wittek codename: Mira, Pani Maria (August 16, 1899 in Trębki, village near Gostynin in Mazowsze, 120km west of Warsaw – April 19, 1997 in Warsaw, Poland) was the first Polish woman to be promoted to Brigadier-General, in 1991 after she had retired. She served in the Polish Army and associated organizations since she was 18 years old. She never married.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Wittek

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 20 Mar 2010 19:31

henryk wrote:I remember this from the thread I started on the second Polish female general.
Maria Wittek codename: Mira, Pani Maria (August 16, 1899 in Trębki, village near Gostynin in Mazowsze, 120km west of Warsaw – April 19, 1997 in Warsaw, Poland) was the first Polish woman to be promoted to Brigadier-General, in 1991 after she had retired. She served in the Polish Army and associated organizations since she was 18 years old. She never married.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Wittek
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