The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Bill M. » 22 Jul 2010 12:42

Thanks Aleks. Next question; there is only one known photo of a Kamikaze about to strike a US warship in which the pilots name was known. Who was the pilot and what ship did he strike.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Bill M. » 02 Aug 2010 13:30

OK gents, times up! The answer is PO1c Katsumata Tamisaku. On 26 October 1944 Katsumata crashed his Zeke into the USS Suwannee of Taffy 1. Even more rare is the fact that Katsumata's aircraft had been previously flown by a Japanese ace but had been turned over to Katsumata because the ace was scheduled to fly to Manila to pick up a new aircraft. So my next question is. Who was that ace?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 02 Aug 2010 17:35

Hello, Bill!
I'll make a try: is this ace Iwamoto Tetsuzo?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Bill M. » 02 Aug 2010 17:47

Sorry Aleks, but no.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by gianpaolo » 02 Aug 2010 17:50

Bill M. wrote:Sorry Aleks, but no.

Nishizawa?


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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Bill M. » 02 Aug 2010 18:09

gianpaolo,

WO Nishizawa Hiroyoshi is correct! I pass the game to you.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by gianpaolo » 03 Aug 2010 13:27

Bill M. wrote:gianpaolo,

WO Nishizawa Hiroyoshi is correct! I pass the game to you.

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Two IJNAF fighter pilots scored heavily at Coral Sea and Midway. Who were they?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Mostlyharmless » 02 Oct 2010 01:02

Since this has been quiet for a while I will start guessing. I think that Iwamoto Tetsuzō was the highest scoring Japanese pilot at Coral Sea. I am not so sure about Midway but perhaps Harada Kaname as he was credited with 5 kills.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by gianpaolo » 02 Oct 2010 13:21

Mostlyharmless wrote:Since this has been quiet for a while I will start guessing. I think that Iwamoto Tetsuzō was the highest scoring Japanese pilot at Coral Sea. I am not so sure about Midway but perhaps Harada Kaname as he was credited with 5 kills.

Hi Mostlyharmless

Thank you for reviving the topic

Let's see.... My sources confirm Iwamoto at Coral Sea but another pilot is mentioned as probably the top scorer

As for Harada at Midway I have 2 + 3 shared kills but again somebody did better; the pilot in question was downed by friendly A/A and rescued by a destroyer


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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 20 Nov 2011 15:24

I think it is time for a new question in this quiz. Anyone willing to post one?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by kgbudge » 21 Nov 2011 06:03

I'll bite.

This Japanese lieutenant general avoided extradition by the Russians for war crimes through the intervention of the World Jewish Congress. Who was he and what were the circumstances?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Mostlyharmless » 23 Nov 2011 02:55

Perhaps Higuchi Kiichirō? I am not sure what he was supposed by Stalin to have done but http://www.ww2incolor.com/japan/higuti1.html says that "he allowed approximately 20,000 Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi Germany to cross the border from the Soviet Union to Manchukuo."

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Mostlyharmless » 23 Nov 2011 20:20

In order to keep this quiz going I had better not produce anything devious so for something easy: Who's career might have been derailed by a problem with a geisha, who at least initially argued in September 1941 that “For that reason, whether we land in the Philippines or anywhere else, we should avoid anything like the Hawaiian operation that would put America's back up too badly” and was also the subject of a 1974 film?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by kgbudge » 24 Nov 2011 01:21

Onishi Takijiro, perhaps?

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