The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by amateur » 12 May 2014 12:32

Hint # one. The major in question was a junior lieutenant when achieved the record.

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by amateur » 14 May 2014 15:50

Hint # Two. The major was born in Ukraine.

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by amateur » 20 May 2014 08:26

Hint # 3: I'll make it really easy now. Her father's name was Mihail.

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 21 May 2014 19:41

I think I got it!
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She is Людмила Михайлівна Павліченко, Lyudmila Mihailjivna Pavlichenko.
The record: "In May 1942, Lieutenant Pavlichenko was cited by the Southern Army Council for killing 257 German soldiers. Her total confirmed kills during World War II was 309, including 36 enemy snipers."

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by amateur » 22 May 2014 15:51

Correct. She had the biggest number of confirmed kills of enemy snipers in Red Army.

Your turn!

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Post by John Hilly » 22 May 2014 17:39

Thanks!
A new question:
This Guards Senior Sergeant was first of a kind to attain something special.
Who and what?

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 23 May 2014 16:36

Hint #1:
This sergeant's main motive was revenge.
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Post by John Hilly » 24 May 2014 20:46

The will to repay was caused by the death of her father.
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Post by John Hilly » 27 May 2014 19:16

She collected funds for a T-34.
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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 30 May 2014 18:36

Our Staff Seargent was posted to the 26th Guards Tank Brigade in September 1943 as a driver and mechanic.

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by GregSingh » 03 Jun 2014 09:09

Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya, first female tanker to be awarded the Hero Of The Soviet Union award.

But it seems her husband was killed, not father? Or father as well?
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 03 Jun 2014 11:55

Sorry, my bad. Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya she was.
Your turn Greg...

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by olia » 03 Jun 2014 19:41

M.V.Oktyabrskaya revenged for her husband not father. Regimental Commissar I.F.Oktyabrskiy (Ryadnenko) KIA in August 1941. They were married since 1925

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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 23 Jun 2014 11:43

As Greg has not posted a question for nearly three weeks, I'll post a question to keep the thread moving.

The 5th Guards Fighter Regiment received two Lavochkin LA-5 fighter planes that were personally donated by a famous Soviet musician. Who was the musician who donated the aircraft?
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Re: The official AHF Soviet Union 1917-1945 quiz thread

Post by olia » 23 Jun 2014 13:00

Artists of Jazz Orchestra Leonid Utesov donated two aircrafts La-5 for 5 GIAP in November 1943. Both aircrafts were flying to Victory Day

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