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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 23 Jun 2014 11:39

A hint for my question - the unit involved was the 23rd Bomb Squadron, flying Keystone B-6 bombers.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 26 Jun 2014 11:26

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

The Mauna Loa volcano erupted, threatening the city. Six Keystone bombers of the 23rd Bomb Squadron used precision bombing tactics to drop twenty 600-pound bombs in the path of the volcano’s lava flow, thus saving the city by diverting the lava away.

http://www.thisdayinaviation.com/27-december-1935/
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 18 Jul 2014 03:17

Who is this U.S Navy fighter pilot ?
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 07 Aug 2014 23:50

Solution: It's westerns' actor Wayne Morris, during the war.
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Post by von thoma » 15 Aug 2014 00:05

New question:
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 22 Aug 2014 21:26

Clue: He had the name of an aircraft carrier ..... :wink:
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Post by Dwight Pruitt » 22 Aug 2014 22:07

Forrestal

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Post by von thoma » 23 Aug 2014 15:02

Yes, It's James Forrestal.
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Post by Graham Clayton » 12 Apr 2016 08:02

Q: What was the name given to the bombing fleet put together by Billy Mitchell as part of Project B in 1921?
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 25 Apr 2016 10:57

As there have been no replies, I'll post the answer and let someone else ask a new question.

1st Provisional Air Brigade
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 02 Jul 2016 17:34

Known american tank..........
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 03 Jul 2016 22:14

Well, von thoma, seems no one wants to take a chance. A pity, that this thread has had a very hard life with long interruptions.

Your photo depicts a Ronson lighter, and this became the "name" of a small series of M4A3E8, for the most part, USMC flame thrower tanks that were used near the end of the war with Japan. Also to a very small extent in Korea.

It seems it was originally developed by the British for the Canadian Army buts they never really took it up.

Interesting that Ronson was the name used, as the Zippo lighter, their main competitor, dominated the supply of cigarette lighters to the US forces by a large margin. Perhaps, Ronson was the major supplier to the British.

Also sort of interesting, my daughter gave me last Christmas, a Zippo lighter package that duplicated the WW2 version that duplicated the lighter my father used from ca. 1940 through the 1970's.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by LineDoggie » 04 Jul 2016 10:26

Bill Murray wrote:
Your photo depicts a Ronson lighter, and this became the "name" of a small series of M4A3E8, for the most part, USMC flame thrower tanks that were used near the end of the war with Japan. Also to a very small extent in Korea.
Thats Not an M4A3E8

A3 is Ford GAA Engine

E8 is the HVSS Suspension, this is the Older VVSS

It is a M4 (Composite Hull) of the Army's 713th Tank Bn (Armored Flamethrower) on Okinawa
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 04 Jul 2016 11:42

Thanks for the correction, LineDoggie.

At least I got the basics right but my source was a bit off. Armour is not my field unfortunately, I just happened to remember the basics on this one.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 05 Jul 2016 21:34

No problem.
Bill Murray won.
I was referring to the M4 Sherman tank ( They say he was prone to burn...... ).
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