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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 15:38

I'll let you get off with that.:)

The Germans also lost at least 11 tanks at Point 204 that day, and the Italians probably a few too. So let's say in one day Axis forces lost more than 110 tanks. While I noted this only as the worst day for 1941, it is probably the worst day for the whole of North Africa except for the actual day they surrendered.

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Post by David W » 23 Feb 2014 22:48

Nice one!

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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 22:50

I try, sometimes I don't totally fail. :)
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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 22:59

As an aside, if you talk about the Germans alone, their worst day in 1941 was Totensonntag, when their tank strength dropped by 67 (21-II/36-III/10-IV), excluding command tanks, 53 of which were lost in 15.PD. While many of these losses were not considered write-offs by the division, the combination of the breakout from Tobruk, the abandonment of the battlefield, and the subsequent retreat turned them into permanent losses. But the Italians had only small losses, if any, on that day, so it got nowhere near.
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Post by Polar bear » 24 Feb 2014 09:17

hi,

let's have a question similar to Urmel's ...

Which was the day of the RN's heaviest losses (ships and men) in the Med ?

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Post by Polar bear » 07 Mar 2014 13:46

hi,

hint #1 quote "It takes the navy three years ..." [ABC]

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Post by Urmel » 07 Mar 2014 14:01

22 May 1941.

CL HMS Gloucester and HMS Fji, DD HMS Greyhound sunk
BB Warspite, CL HMS Carlisle (AA) and HMS Naiad (AA) damaged

About 1,050 men killed.
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Post by Polar bear » 07 Mar 2014 17:20

hi, Urmel,

that's it, quite right.

back to you, again!

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Post by Urmel » 07 Mar 2014 21:24

Thanks! An easy one this time:

Each side (Axis and Allied) had a new fighter plane type enter battle in North Africa during Operation CRUSADER - name them.
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Post by Polar bear » 19 Mar 2014 18:58

hi,

I couldn't identify an Allied fighter entering the North African theater during CRUSADER, and even your project link doesn't show one.

The Germans brought in the Me 109-F, the Italians the Macchi 202.

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Post by David W » 19 Mar 2014 19:45

I think maybe the first Spitfires? MkV perhaps?

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Post by Tom from Cornwall » 19 Mar 2014 20:34

The Tomahawk perhaps or, I think, it's earlier cousin the Mohawk?

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Post by Urmel » 19 Mar 2014 23:35

Tom, you're close on the Allies. Polar Bear has the Italian one right.

David, no Spits until May 42.
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Post by Polar bear » 20 Mar 2014 22:02

hi,

I think it's a P-40 ... it might be the Kittyhawk although some sources say it appeared in early 1942 only.

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Post by Urmel » 21 Mar 2014 07:51

Over to you Polar Bear. The Kittyhawk appeared in the final phase of CRUSADER, around New Year 1942, and the Italian Mc.202 was introduced into the theatre in late November, to improve the Axis air strength. The first Bf109F arrived a bit before CRUSADER.
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