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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 16 Jun 2010 08:33

He was an air ace in two different wars (even though in one of them his country did not participate).

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 01 Jul 2010 16:47

Hint: in 1991 he was promoted (honorarily) to the highest military rank, being in fact the only member of his country's Air Force that has reached such rank.

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 24 Jul 2010 19:01

The same guy in younger times:
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He died in July 1994.
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 24 Jul 2010 20:42

Angel Salas Larrazabal


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Post by Ironmachine » 24 Jul 2010 21:49

Yes, of course. Over to you, Waleed.

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 25 Jul 2010 20:53

Thanks!

Here's something slightly diffrent.
Someone we all now by "name".
What about a picture of him 8-)
Is his face as known as his "name"?
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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Inselaffe » 25 Aug 2010 18:08

No attempts at this for a long while...so I'll have a stab, is it Mikhail Kalashnikov? I have to say the resemblence isn't 100%!
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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 25 Aug 2010 20:07

Thanks for reviving the thread Inselaffe.

Sorry, this capitalist wasn't not much of a communist... :lol:

New clues:
He didn't serve in the armed forces during WWII.
His just as famous older brother (a question of taste :wink: )
on the other hand did and was captured.
Here's his older brother (by just 2 years!).
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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Robb » 13 Sep 2010 04:40

Hi Waleed,

Some more hints???

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 13 Sep 2010 10:49

OK Robb!

I'll start pre-WWII: The younger started it, the older joined later.
Together their business boomed (some say thanks to an African-american)...

WWII: As mentioned one would soldier in and one would supply the wehrmacht...

Post-WWII: Their ways and business split resulting in the birth of two post-WWII West German icons!


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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 13 Sep 2010 17:23

Too many good hints so I can't be wrong:
The younger brother is Adi Dassler. Rudolph Dassler is the older brother.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 13 Sep 2010 18:40

Bravo Ironmachine!

The men behind the three stripes and the Puma.

All yours next.


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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 13 Sep 2010 20:35

Thanks, Waleed.
This not-very-clear picture is the only known photo of a scandalous incident in a Navy. What happened?
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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 18 Sep 2010 07:55

Hint: the incident involved a nuclear-powered attack submarine and virtually ended the career of her captain.

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Grünherz » 18 Sep 2010 08:14

I didn't think that nuclear submarines had "planks" to walk. Much less "ladies"???
Oh, heck,the Modern Navy!

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