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Post by Ulan » 03 Feb 2004 13:21

This ship was not sunk or scuttled, it was badly damaged.

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Post by Aufklarung » 03 Feb 2004 14:11

So my answer is wrong?? :?

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Post by Ulan » 03 Feb 2004 19:40

Sorry aufklarung, your answer is good, our entry's in the forum were at the same time.

Your turn,

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Post by Aufklarung » 03 Feb 2004 20:10

Thank you, Ulan.

That was a very good question. :D

My question could be an easy one:

Late August 1914 near Le Quesnoy, France
A military First happened.
What was it?

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Shot Down?

Post by Glenn2438 » 03 Feb 2004 20:15

First plane shot down?

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Post by Aufklarung » 03 Feb 2004 20:22

That was fast, Glenn2438!! 8)

Got any more details?? You are correct but I was looking for abit more meaty answer!! :lol:

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German Aircraft

Post by Glenn2438 » 03 Feb 2004 20:47

Well there you have me :lol:

I understand it was a German observation plane that was shot down.

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Post by Aufklarung » 03 Feb 2004 21:26

Shot down by..............?? What did the shooting?

Answer that and you'll see the significance of the event. :idea:

2/3 of the way there, my man. :D

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 04 Feb 2004 02:02

Sorry to steal your thunder Glenn.

A German Scout plane was gunned down by a Lewis gun mounted on a British Scout Plane making it the first air to air kill.

More than that I don't know.

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Post by Aufklarung » 04 Feb 2004 07:13

That's correct, Gwynn.

I was looking for "the first air to air kill" in war.

Be a good Mod and give the right to ask the next one to Glenn, won't you? :D

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 04 Feb 2004 20:53

I will, as I don't have a question lined up at the moment :)

Your turn Glenn, I pass the floor to you.

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General

Post by Glenn2438 » 04 Feb 2004 21:28

Thanks Gwynn,

which German Division lost two divisional commanders killed in action within a fortnight of each other in November 1914 in Poland? Who were the two general officers concerned?

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Post by Peter H » 04 Feb 2004 23:54

I think we are talking about the Battle of Lodz in 1914?
One of Scheffer's divisions,say the 49th Reserve?

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Post by Vesper » 05 Feb 2004 00:52

Aufklarung wrote:That's correct, Gwynn.

I was looking for "the first air to air kill" in war.

Be a good Mod and give the right to ask the next one to Glenn, won't you? :D

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I believe the first plane to be shot down was;

In the early morning of 1 September 1939... At about 7:00 A.M ., while other sources say 5:30 A.M., two P-11c fighters moved onto the runway. Just after take off, and at about 300 meters altitude, the Polish fighters were suddenly attacked by a pair of German Ju 87B dive-bombers from I/StG2 "Immelmann". Unteroffizier ( Uffz., Staff Sergeant) Frank Neubert, piloting a "Stuka" coded "T6+GK", successfully shot at Medwecki and scored probably the first aerial victory of WWII. The "Jedenastka" ("Eleventh" - popular Polish name of the P-11) flown by Capt. Mieczyslaw Medwecki fell away having suffered serious battle damage. The commander of the "City of Krakow" Regiment was killed.

http://lonestar.texas.net/~snolep/fighter/index02.htm

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49th Reserve

Post by Glenn2438 » 05 Feb 2004 07:31

Hi Moulded,

49th reserve it is. Do you know the two KIA commanders?

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