The official AHF USA quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 30 Apr 2014 04:07

As Anon mouse has not posted a question, I'll post a question to keep the quiz moving:

Q: Who was the US airman who disappeared after landing in Mexico after getting lost on a routine training flight in 1943?
"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 USA quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 03 May 2014 00:32

As there has not been one reply, I'll post the answer:

The answwer was Maurice Herzog, who disappeared after landing his BT-13 Vultee Valiant trainer near Sonora in November 1943:

http://arizonawrecks.com/favoritelinks/herzog.html

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 03 May 2014 20:20

I'll take.
A new one US Officer :
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 03 May 2014 20:27

This is Glen Miller, one of the most famous of the American band leaders in the early 1940's and into the war.
Lost in a plane crash or was shot down, I haven't looked it up but will in a moment.

OK, lost over the English channel in Dec, 1944. Several "conspiracy theories" exist about how the plane went down.
Hit by "ditched" bombs from a British flight, shot down by a British AA battery by accident and a couple of other such theories.
Lately, a new story has come up that he arrived safely in Paris and had a heart attack while visiting with a French prostitute and the US Military covered up the story and said his plane had been lost at sea. His widow accepted the award of a Bronze Star.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 03 May 2014 20:59

Thank you Bill.
The Turn is yours.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 03 May 2014 21:56

My thanks to you also..............

My parents were big fans of Glen Miller and when they passed away, I inherited several 33 1/3 RPM records of his band concerts that they had collected. Your quiz question has motivated me to go down in my cellar and find the box that contains them so I can get them converted to CDs and listen to them again.

For my question, where was this photo taken, when and what does it represent?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 03 May 2014 22:09

My sincere apologies, this topic has been done three times already.

I will come up with another question shortly.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 04 May 2014 11:02

OK, lets try this photo.

Where was it taken and when?
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 07 May 2014 21:20

Regarding my quiz question above, no offers so far so a tip may be in order.

This photo depicts one of many "overseas" deployments by US forces between 1919 and before the "official" start of WWII for the US on December 8, 1941. The vintage of the truck should be a good tip.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 11 May 2014 20:50

One week and still no takers.

The US was involved in several between Sept. 1939 and Dec. 8 1941 in support of what would later become her "allies".
This photo depicts one such action.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 16 May 2014 11:46

Goodness, still no comments.

Tip........... The guys on the truck are US Marines.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 25 May 2014 11:49

Still no takers............

The vehicle is a 1940 Ford-Marmon Herrington 1 1/2 ton 4x4 being used by US Marine forces in the occupation of Iceland in 1940/1941 when they basically took over for British and US Army personnel.

The quiz is now open again to anyone who wishes to start a new question.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 25 May 2014 14:09

Sorry Bill, I couldn't guess it.

New U.S Officer:
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 13 Jun 2014 03:04

Von thoma,

As there have been no replies, can you please give the answer. I'll post a question:

What unusual military operation occurred near the Hawaiian city of Hilo on the 27th of December 1935?
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 13 Jun 2014 03:27

The answer is James Jabara, 2nd jet ace of U.S Air Force, also claimed 1.5 kills (1 shared) flying a P-51 Mustang in World War II.
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