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Paul Grüninger

Post by JPK » 21 May 2005 18:27

every one must know Paul Grüninger, a swiss citizen
Who is he? and why he is know?
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Post by JPK » 21 May 2005 19:47

Sorry, I forget to post this picture about the twelve Bf 109G-6's


And now again my question

every one must know Paul Grüninger, a swiss citizen
Who is he? and why he is know?
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Post by Auseklis » 22 May 2005 10:55

Hauptmann Paul Grüninger was Kommandant of the St. Galler Kantonspolizei.

He should be known, because he helped a lot of jewish refugees to pass into switzerland without the necessary papers.
The Swiss Government treated him as a traitor for that...
Less known is that he already illegaly let volunteers for the spanish civil war transit through Switzerland.

He was a guy acting after his consience and got bitterly punished for that.

Grüninger died in 1972.

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Post by JPK » 22 May 2005 11:08

Absolument correct

http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/pages/t027/t02786.html

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Post by Auseklis » 22 May 2005 11:22

Name that tank:

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Post by David W » 22 May 2005 11:27

The one on the left looks like a CKD/Praga TNHP. Which when captured by the Germans was redesignated PzKpfw 38(t)

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Post by Auseklis » 22 May 2005 11:34

Close enough, it is the version of the Praga build for Switzerland, known as PZW38 PRAGA.

Here on a roll out in 2001:

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Post by David W » 22 May 2005 11:43

Name the five American battleships destroyed at Pearl Harbour.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 22 May 2005 13:26

Only one was destroyed, the Arizona. But damaged/sunk and then returned to service were the West Virginia, Tennesee, California, Maryland, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Also, the Utah, which had been a battleship but had since been converted to a target ship, was not regarded as worth repairing and scrapped.

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Post by David W » 22 May 2005 15:14

OK My list claims 5 destroyed & 3 badly damaged. That's a total of eight. You've named all eight of them, the next question is yours.

This topic is not my strength. I was somewhat lucky to get the last question right. I ask questions out of books, rather than from personal knowledge, hence the possible discrepancies.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 23 May 2005 00:43

David W wrote:OK My list claims 5 destroyed & 3 badly damaged. That's a total of eight. You've named all eight of them, the next question is yours.
Just out of curiosity, where did your list come from? I can't figure out how they came by the five destroyed. BTW, I haven't checked, but I think I might have been mistaken in saying that the Oklahoma was returned to service. It may have been damaged beyond economical repair. I do know that it was refloated and I think towed back to the States. Oh well.

Okay, my question is, What was the "Susie Q" and what notable thing did it do?

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Post by Michael Emrys » 27 May 2005 08:06

Hmm, not even a nibble yet. Okay, here's a hint: "Susie Q" was an aircraft. Now see if you can tell me what kind and what did she do that got her into the history books.

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Post by Aufklarung » 27 May 2005 11:59

Hi

Can you confirm the spelling of the name of the a/c you seek?

B-17D #41-2489 (Suzy-Q), I believe was the one that came in during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.

The only notable thing B-17E #41-2540 (Susie-Q) did was crash in the States during a War Bond drive on 29 Apr 1943.

There's a B-17G model (#44-83525) called "Suzy-Q" under restoration in Florida but never accomplished anything famous during WW2, that I can find.

Also, currently there is a CA-13 Boomerang (#A46-122) fighter from Australia that has been restored and her name is Suzy-Q too.

Any of those a hit? I suspect you're looking for the Pearl B-17 with your question but......................................... :?

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Post by Michael Emrys » 27 May 2005 20:04

You're trying to google the answer and that's very naughty, you know. :lol:

I think I can well confirm the spelling since I have a photo of the crew holding a panel that the name had been painted on.

One hint: It was not a B-17.

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Post by Aufklarung » 27 May 2005 20:37

Google is my friend!!

this pic?
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Susie Q (1st Lt. Muri) was one of two B-26's to make it back from attacking the Japanese Fleet at Midway. A total of four were in the strike.

If she's in the History books then she's at the back!! :lol:

Good question.

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