The official AHF WW2 in Eastern Europe quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF WW2 in Eastern Europe quiz thread

Post by Mr.No one » 09 Mar 2014 20:40

Sorry, but im only guessing...

Memel?

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Post by Mr.No one » 09 Mar 2014 20:41

...or Narva?

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Post by Mr.No one » 09 Mar 2014 20:44

Sorry, but what about Riga?

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Post by GregSingh » 10 Mar 2014 11:03

Looks like Ivangorod fortress near Narva.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Post by John Hilly » 10 Mar 2014 18:24

GregSingh wrote:Looks like Ivangorod fortress near Narva.
That's correct. Fierce fighting in spring 1944.
Greg gave complete answer, but Sean guessed it right sooner, so the next question comes from Mr. No one!

Photo source: http://old.narva.ee/gallery/pank/65.jpg

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Post by Mr.No one » 11 Mar 2014 00:11

Not sure if I deserved that, but anyway, here comes a nitty gritty question...

How many loads of trains arrived in average for the German Sixth Army during October 1942?

Have a deep, philosophical thought about that one, hey!!!

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Post by Max Payload » 28 Mar 2014 15:43

I may be picking up on the clue incorrectly, but is it 42?
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Post by Mr.No one » 30 Mar 2014 00:18

Well, I suppose the short answer is nope...

But it is sort of a bad question...

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Post by Mr.No one » 18 Apr 2014 08:22

I'm sorry if I wasn't precise enough, but I did mean have loads of trains arrived in average PER DAY...

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Post by Mr.No one » 14 Aug 2014 15:13

As this quiz has sort of come to an abrupt halt after my previous question, I think it's a good idea that I'll post a new.
I'm doing research on Operation Wintergewitter at the time, so here comes a question with relevance to that operation:

Which unit did Oberleutnant Horst Scheibert command during Unternehmen Wintergewitter?

After the war he wrote several books about German panzers, as well as about the main division carrying out the German relief operation outside Stalingrad.
Hope this question is easier to answer, otherwise just ask for some clues :wink:

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Post by John Hilly » 24 Aug 2014 21:45

Scheibert, Horst. Received the DKiG on 03.02.1943 as an Oberleutnant in II./Pz.Rgt. 11.
Source: "Die Träger des Deutschen Kreuzes in Gold - Das Heer" by Horst Scheibert.

He was Chef of 6.Kompanie during the Stalingrad relief.
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Post by Mr.No one » 26 Aug 2014 19:20

Das stimmt!
On to you then, and let get this quiz rooolling...

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Post by John Hilly » 28 Aug 2014 16:28

Thanks!
What happened to the first StuG Batterei of 5. SS-Wiking?

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Post by John Hilly » 31 Aug 2014 12:11

It is a short story...
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Post by John Hilly » 04 Sep 2014 16:50

Let's rephrase my question.

The first SS-Wiking StuG Batterei was reforming in September 1941, but it never materialized. The Battery was detached elsewhere.
But how about the next one, which actually was with 5. SS-Panzer Grenadier Division "Wiking"?

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