The official AHF France quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by Babadas » 03 Aug 2013 21:12

Not him but that fits the hint. The events hinted took place very early in the war. a day of infamy before the day of infamy one could say.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by CNE503 » 03 Aug 2013 21:42

Probably Mers-el-Kébir, on July, 3rd 1940.
Admiral Marcel Gensoul, who was the French Fleet commander there at this time?

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by Babadas » 03 Aug 2013 22:04

Correct CNE503. It is yor turn then.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by CNE503 » 04 Aug 2013 10:04

I'm the only victim of my kind of an unfamous campaign which saw French soldiers fighting against French soldiers. I was not alone in my agony, because I took with me one of my murderer.
Who am I?

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by CNE503 » 04 Aug 2013 23:35

No one to take a chance?
Here's additional info: it was during operation "Exporter".

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by CNE503 » 05 Aug 2013 23:35

?

Another one: I'm a boat.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 14 Apr 2014 08:02

As the quiz has been stagnant for 7 months, I'll post a new question:

Q: Which French aircraft of the 1919-45 was nicknamed after a Latin American bird?
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 26 Apr 2014 03:53

As there have been no replies, I'll post the answer.

The Farman F.120 "Jabiru"

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The floor is now open for anyone who wants to post a question.
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by durb » 19 Sep 2014 12:57

Easy one. Who was the French fighter pilot who shot Werner Mölders down on 5.6.1940?

If you want, you can also answer to bonus questions: 1) how many air victories he achieved in total? 2) in which unit he served?

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by AMC35 » 19 Sep 2014 20:47

Lt Pomier Layrargues, Gc II/7 6 victories including the ones in collaboration

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by durb » 21 Sep 2014 01:44

Correct. When it comes to his air victories, the sources disagree. Some credit him with 5 air victories, and one source with 5 shared and 1 destroyed (http://www.cieldegloire.com/004_pomier_layrargues_r.php).

German historian Kurt Braatz has suggested that W. Mölders was actually shot down by a friendly fire of unknown Bf 109. Mölders did not want to investigate the matter further. As the demise of Mölders´s Bf 109 has been officially credited to French fighter, we may conclude that René Pomier Layarguses was the man who shot Mölders down unless further investigation shows otherwise.

I pass the torch forward to AMC35.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by durb » 10 Oct 2014 13:42

Well, as there has been not presented a new question so far I take the liberty to introduce a new one to keep this thread alive:

Who is this French pilot?

He fought as fighter pilot against Germans both in WW1 and WW2 and was credited with 8 confirmed air victories. He was promoted to brigadier general after his death.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by durb » 15 Oct 2014 09:26

Hints linked to above: this French pilot participated also in the Spanish Civil War at the Republican side. In 1940 he chose to join the Free French Forces (Forces francaises libres).

Now it should be easy to determine who he was...

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by durb » 10 Nov 2014 19:55

Seems that nobody comes up with the right answer or guess. The right answer to the pilot question above is Lionel de Marmier (1897-1944), an ace of both WW (6 "kills" in WW1 + 2 in WW2). Interesting life story. Decent wiki in French about him: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_de_Marmier

So the thread is open for new questions....

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