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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Very quick one before I call it a night.....................

    Which nation put afloat the largest guns ever to sail?
    Dang it, I totally would have bet money on Germany....

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    What was it that the Japanese called "The Divine Wind"?

    What was "Operation Downfall"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakers View Post
    What was it that the Japanese called "The Divine Wind"?

    What was "Operation Downfall"?
    Divine Wind ~ Kamikaze

    I believe Operation Downfall was the proposed plan for the invasion of mainland Japan.

    Which weapon did Germany use for the first time in September 1944, the descendants of which are still in service today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Divine Wind ~ Kamikaze

    I believe Operation Downfall was the proposed plan for the invasion of mainland Japan.

    Which weapon did Germany use for the first time in September 1944, the descendants of which are still in service today?
    Also the Divine Wind was a hurricane that came in the 1200's that saved Japan from invasion from an enemy force by wiping out their fleet....they were hoping that the Kamikazis would do the same thing for them. Ironically a huge Hurricane came through south of Japan in November 1945 that would have easily disrupted if not distroyed the planned invasion of Japan by the Americans


    Is it the V2 rocket???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakers View Post
    Also the Divine Wind was a hurricane that came in the 1200's that saved Japan from invasion from an enemy force by wiping out their fleet....they were hoping that the Kamikazis would do the same thing for them. Ironically a huge Hurricane came through south of Japan in November 1945 that would have easily disrupted if not distroyed the planned invasion of Japan by the Americans


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    What was "Operation Compass", when was it, and who was involved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    What was "Operation Compass", when was it, and who was involved?
    Operation Compass was an Allied offensive in North Africa, Christmas 1940..............

    30,000 or so Allied troops took on five times as many Italians........over 100,000 Italians were captured.

    What name was given to the American volunteer RAF squadrons, prior to the US entering the war?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Operation Compass was an Allied offensive in North Africa, Christmas 1940..............

    30,000 or so Allied troops took on five times as many Italians........over 100,000 Italians were captured.

    What name was given to the American volunteer RAF squadrons, prior to the US entering the war?
    AVG American Volunteer Group..

    Flying Tigers were mainly in China

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrwiz View Post
    AVG American Volunteer Group..

    Flying Tigers were mainly in China
    American Volunteer Group was the official title of the Flying Tigers, and I believe they were supported by the US government

    The RAF squadrons, numbers 71, 121 & 133, were completely volunteer, and unofficial as far the US government were concerened, although the majority of them were absorbed into the 8th Air Force in '42
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    American Volunteer Group was the official title of the Flying Tigers, and I believe they were supported by the US government

    The RAF squadrons, numbers 71, 121 & 133, were completely volunteer, and unofficial as far the US government were concerened, although the majority of them were absorbed into the 8th Air Force in '42

    I was my understanding that the Tigers were compensated by Free China and although they were flying for them the retained their rank in the Army Air Corp.. but were not PAID..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrwiz View Post
    I was my understanding that the Tigers were compensated by Free China and although they were flying for them the retained their rank in the Army Air Corp.. but were not PAID..
    I thought the units were aproved by Roosevelt and paid via a 'front' company, although the personnel all had to resign from their respective US service.

    The 3 squadrons in the RAF were completely volunteer, with no official support from the US
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    I thought the units were aproved by Roosevelt and paid via a 'front' company, although the personnel all had to resign from their respective US service.

    The 3 squadrons in the RAF were completely volunteer, with no official support from the US
    Yes they were "wink" approved by FDR and who paid them I'm not sure but there were not funds in the US to do so..

    I remember my Uncle saying when he enlisted right after Pearl Harbor and went to Boot they practiced rifle movements with broom handles because we did not have enough rifles to go around.. Until they went off to war.. They had enough to man the rifle range.. but close order drills they used broom handle and fake rifles..

    Things were very unprepared to fight..

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    Which famous German general oversaw the construction of the "Atlantic Wall"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakers View Post
    Which famous German general oversaw the construction of the "Atlantic Wall"?
    Field Marshall Rommel

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    Provide the nickname of the American Tank Destroyer with a turbine engine?

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