The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 25 May 2015 09:19

hi,

on a lake in Western France, a few very fast British birds killed a few very large German birds ...

What happenend, where and when ?

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Post by Polar bear » 01 Jun 2015 21:11

hi,

hint #1 : The Summer of '43 was about to begin ...

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 01 Jun 2015 23:14

Any Westland Whirlwinds involved?

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Post by Polar bear » 03 Jun 2015 13:53

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No .. AFAIK you have to add "1" to a Whirlwind squadron number to arrive at the number of the squadron which did the deed.

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Post by Rob Stuart » 03 Jun 2015 22:57

I would guess that this relates to a RAF attack on Bordeaux-Merignac which destroyed a number of FW-200 and/or HE-177 of KG40.

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Post by Attrition » 04 Jun 2015 07:57

Mosquitos?

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Post by Polar bear » 04 Jun 2015 13:54

hi,
Rob Stuart wrote:I a RAF attack on Bordeaux-Merignac
No ... on a LAKE is what I wrote and what I meant ... in SW France

And no, not Mosquitoes

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 05 Jun 2015 22:41

So the "very large German birds" were flying boats?

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Post by Attrition » 06 Jun 2015 21:34

The V3 (initially DM+SD) first flew on 28 November 1941, and was transferred to LTS 222 on 9 December 1941 After V1's sinking, V3 returned to Hamburg where she was armed. She was destroyed along with V5 on 20 June 1943 at Biscarrosse by RAF de Havilland Mosquitos of No. 264 Squadron RAF.[4]

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Post by Polar bear » 07 Jun 2015 10:28

hi,

correct, that's right and that's the solution !

Although my information tells me that the attack was made by Beaufighters of 264 Sq. , thus I'm not quite sure what's right

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Post by Rob Stuart » 07 Jun 2015 12:21

pb and attrition,

"V3" indicates the third prototype of a new aircraft but neither of you have given the aircraft type. Could you please say what aircraft you're talking about?

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Post by Polar bear » 07 Jun 2015 13:09

hi, Rob,

I'm sorry to have missed that, it's the Bv 222 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_222

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Post by Rob Stuart » 07 Jun 2015 15:47

Hey, no problem. Thanks very much.

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 08 Jun 2015 21:53

hi,

Sorry, yet another miss ... attrition, it's your turn, again.

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 10 Oct 2015 18:24

Sorry but I don't have the imagination to think of a question.

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