The official AHF USA quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 15 Dec 2009 16:11

Correct.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Sitzkrieg » 15 Dec 2009 18:52

Question:
The Sea Ranger did not enter production; what was made in its place?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 15 Dec 2009 21:29

The Consolidated PB4Y?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Sitzkrieg » 16 Dec 2009 10:09

Let me clarify: Which aircraft was eventually built in the factory intended for Sea Ranger production?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 16 Dec 2009 12:43

B-29 bombers.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Sitzkrieg » 16 Dec 2009 19:15

Correct!

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 16 Dec 2009 20:07

What was "Project 19"?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 16 Dec 2009 20:29

Good evening, Ironmachine!

"At a secret meeting held at the War Department November 19, 1941, it was decided that the United States would establish an air base at Gura, Eritrea to support the Royal Air Force in the ongoing battle with Rommel'sAfrika Korps in Libya. Being outmanned and outgunned, the RAF was taking heavy casualties while Rommel pushed ever closer to Egypt. Five days after the inception of the Gura project, Rommel's armor plunged into Egypt and it was only the persistence of the RAF which forced a retreat. But the price of temporary victory was paid in damaged aircraft. A repair depot was urgently needed to keep the RAF flying. The location in Eritrea was sufficiently removed from the combat zone to be safe from ground attack, yet close enough that damaged aircraft could be shipped down the Red Sea, repaired and returned to the fighting with minimal delay. Since the United States was still nominally neutral, the base was to be staffed by civilians and managed by Douglas Aircraft Corporation. Its highly-classified designation was Project 19."
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BTW, it was very interesting for me to learn about this page of WW2 history. I knew nothing about this operation before your question made me do a little Internet search. :)

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 17 Dec 2009 08:22

Perfect answer, Aleks.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 17 Dec 2009 21:02

Thanks, Ironmachine!

Who is this naval officer?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 20 Dec 2009 14:31

Good afternoon, everyone!

Hint #1: this officer died at a day that is considered unlucky by many people (especially, by Europeans and Americans).

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 21 Dec 2009 15:36

Hint#2: Kidd class missile destroyer was named after this officer.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by zmija » 22 Dec 2009 15:24

Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 22 Dec 2009 17:21

Good evening, Zmija!

Yes, you are right.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by zmija » 22 Dec 2009 17:54

Thank you, Aleks.

This puppy was a ship's mascot. Name the ship and the puppy.
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