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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Bill Murray » 06 Jul 2016 11:15

Thank You, von thoma. I am sorry my answer was somewhat inaccurate but I was on the right track I think. I also found a small reference to a "Zippo" tank also on the M4 chassis used at the end of the war. I assume it was based on the same principle.


For my question, who is the gentleman pictured below?

As a bit of background and to get some thinking going, he had a relatively minor position in one of the largest US programs of WWII.
He became suspicious of how the program was being used and kept 3 extensive diaries of what he saw going on.

After the end of the war, certain events took place and he made the contents of these diaries public and caused quite a stir.

I will let it go at that and see if we can get some discussion going.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Bill Murray » 11 Jul 2016 15:35

The major event of the ones I was referring to was the development of the Atomic Bomb by the Soviet Union shortly after the end of the war.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Bill Murray » 04 Jan 2017 22:53

My sincere apologies for not realizing that this question has been sitting here for almost 7 months now. I completely forgot I posted the question.

The correct answer is George R. Jordan.

He was a businessman who returned to the US military in WWII as a volunteer officer.

The majority of his time in WWII was spent serving at a US facility in Montana where he oversaw Lend Lease shipments to Russia that went via Alaska.
He kept quite extensive notes on this activity and after the end of WWII learned of Russia's new capability in the area of Atomic Weapons.
On checking his notes, he discovered that he had cataloged many instances of nuclear fission materials and information being supplied to the USSR via Lend Lease. He knew nothing about the subject until after the bombings in Japan and then realized that we had been helping the USSR to develop their own weapons.

He then exposed this information and much more by publishing his diaries and appearing before the US Congress.

I have attached a longer biography via Wikipedia that fills out the story.

The Quiz is now open again.

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

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Aufklarung » 13 Jun 2018 14:13

Hi

Bit of a time lag here so........................

Anyone care to name the aircraft?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby von thoma » 18 Jun 2018 01:02

I would say Consolidated P2Y
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Aufklarung » 18 Jun 2018 12:46

Hi von thoma

Good guess but no, not a Consolidated P2Y.

This was not a Consolidated product and was a true bi-plane.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Juha Tompuri » 18 Jun 2018 21:11

Perhaps Hall PH-3?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Aufklarung » 19 Jun 2018 01:08

Hi Juha

Of course you are correct. :)



U. S. Coast Guard gunner at his position in the bow of a U. S. Coast Guard Hall PH-3


https://dieselpunk.livejournal.com/742899.html

Seems just like old times! :lol:

I hope you are well........................enough to post a new question

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Juha Tompuri » 19 Jun 2018 21:37

Hi A :)!

Thanks for taking care of the "time lag" here and with good question.
Well... time takes its toll, but otherwise OK. Hope you are well too.

A new one. Name the pilot:
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Waleed Y. Majeed » 20 Jun 2018 05:04

Robert A. Winston. Flew "brewsters" to Finland.
https://www.warbirdforum.com/winston.htm

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Postby Juha Tompuri » 20 Jun 2018 07:28

Spot on!
Well done Waleed.
Over to you.

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