The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 24 Oct 2014 19:49

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 25 Oct 2014 03:32

Interesting clue. I believe botas de agua are called Wellingtons in England. Did he perhaps record a victory (or victories) against this type of aircraft in WW2? My guess is Heinz 'Pietsch' Bretnutz who was a Legion Condor veteran and later shot down a Wellington over France.
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 25 Oct 2014 08:03

England? Who cares about England? This is the Spanish Civil War... :lol:
Way off target!

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Maxschnauzer » 25 Oct 2014 11:43

Well, Bretnütz had two victories with J88 in the SCW didn't he? (I have to admit that after checking his picture this guy doesn't look anything like him though). And your hint showed a picture of Wellingtons. At least give me some credit for creativity. :wink: :lol:
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 25 Oct 2014 16:08

And your hint showed a picture of Wellingtons.

Only in England. And I'm not in England.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 26 Oct 2014 20:00

Captain Gino Borgogno (Aviazione Legionaria) after shaving his moustache?

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 26 Oct 2014 20:36

No, not an Italian.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 26 Oct 2014 22:26

hi,

is that a Tupolev SB-2 he is sitting in ?

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 27 Oct 2014 08:00

New hint:
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Polar bear wrote:is that a Tupolev SB-2 he is sitting in ?

Yes.
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 27 Oct 2014 11:32

hi,

your last hint leads to Timofey Khryukin, but he looks leaner in pictures than "your man"

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 27 Oct 2014 13:41

Polar bear wrote:your last hint leads to Timofey Khryukin

I can't see how my last hint leads to Khryukin. Care to explain?
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 27 Oct 2014 22:56

hi,

Ironmachine wrote:I can't see how my last hint leads to Khryukin. Care to explain? Regards.

Yes, my mistake. I took the order without checking for "Hero of the Soviet Union"

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 27 Oct 2014 23:56

Is the man Volkan Semyonovich Goranov, Bulgarian SB 2 pilot? (flew also Potez 540)

Happens to be the only SB 2 -pilot of SCW, which I know. One should of course know more about bomber, recce, liason and transport pilots. It is just so that fighter pilots get more attention, are somehow more fascinating and easier in remember.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 28 Oct 2014 07:57

No, he is not Goranov. The man in the picture is arguably the most famous SB 2 pilot of the war. Anyway, the award should be the definitive hint.
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 28 Oct 2014 10:41

How about Leocadio Mendiola Núñez?


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