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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Penn44 » 09 Apr 2010 01:23

Question: At the time of his murder, the "Headless Thompson Gunner" was fighting in what conflict?

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Post by Penn44 » 09 Apr 2010 12:29

Penn44 wrote:Question: At the time of his murder, the "Headless Thompson Gunner" was fighting in what conflict?

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Hint: His name was Roland and after his murder he was known as "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner."

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 09 Apr 2010 16:24

Missed this one! The Norwegian mercenary who struck a deal in Denmark and fought in Africa... :D
I have the album and know the lyrics so I say Warren Zevon and the Congo Crisis/Biafra.
Roland was a warrior from the land of the midnight sun
With his Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray

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Post by Penn44 » 09 Apr 2010 17:39

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Missed this one! The Norwegian mercenary who struck a deal in Denmark and fought in Africa... :D
I have the album and know the lyrics so I say Warren Zevon and the Congo Crisis/Biafra.
Roland was a warrior from the land of the midnight sun
With his Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray
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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Robb » 27 May 2010 09:35

Hi Waleed,

Would you like to post a question for us?
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 29 May 2010 13:05

Forgot all about this one :oops:

Here in his post-ww2 uniform... Who is he?
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Post by Robb » 07 Jun 2010 13:03

hi Waleed,

Like to provide a hint? Is it a post war German (BDR) uniform?
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 07 Jun 2010 15:17

If you mean a Bundesrepublik Deutschland uniform
you are correct. He's post war West German.


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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 10 Jun 2010 19:31

A clue: Involved in the July 20th bomb plot.


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Post by iffig » 11 Jun 2010 09:33

Adolf Heusinger.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 11 Jun 2010 11:00

Yes!

Adolf Heusinger (1897-1982)
First post-ww2 Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr from 1957 to 1961.
A man with a long military career and served in 4 German "armed forces"...
Imperial Army - 1915 to 1920.
Reichswehr - 1920 to 1935.
Wehrmacht - 1935 to 1945.
Bundeswehr (and NATO) - 1955 to 1964.


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Post by iffig » 11 Jun 2010 16:56

A no picture question : this man left his studies to enlist in the U.S. Navy, where he trained spotters to distinguish Allied planes from those of the Axis, and he served as a spotter himself in the naval assaults on Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. After the war, he resumed his studies and became a very important philosopher in the U.S..
Who is he ?

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Post by Ironmachine » 11 Jun 2010 19:32

Donald Herbert Davidson?

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Post by iffig » 11 Jun 2010 22:38

Exactly! Over to Spain.

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Post by Ironmachine » 12 Jun 2010 18:52

Thanks, iffig.
Now, who is he?
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