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Dimensionaut_
02-15-2005, 12:03 PM
Hi,

I'm looking for the names of big campaigns and well known campaigns and where they took place Like the Battle of Brittain, Barbarossa, Battle of the Bulge etc.
So, if you know some could you name them and mention where it was? I'm creating a list to categorize skins.

Dimensionaut_
02-15-2005, 12:03 PM
Hi,

I'm looking for the names of big campaigns and well known campaigns and where they took place Like the Battle of Brittain, Barbarossa, Battle of the Bulge etc.
So, if you know some could you name them and mention where it was? I'm creating a list to categorize skins.

woofiedog
02-15-2005, 12:49 PM
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Here is a fairly desent Link for Maps of the different Battles and Campiagns of WW2.

Link: http://www.onwar.com/maps/wwii/

The190Flyer
02-15-2005, 05:12 PM
Probably one that isnt to know that should be is the Seelow Heights, I found a website thats a great read, or a good Air Campaign is Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate), there is an article in flight journal about it, that is also good! The Seelow Heights took place just off the Oder River I think, I could be wrong though Operation Baseplate took part on Jan. 1st 1945, it was a ploy for the Luftwaffe to destroy the USAAF on the ground, but backfired horribly. Hmm lets see another good battle is The Battle of Kursk, that would be a good skin for a Stuka! Largest tank battle in history, the Stuka would be a good skin because Hans Ulrich Rudel destroyed over 500 tanks by wars end ground poundin T-34's and whatnot. Operation Torch was another good one, about the Allies offensive in North Africa where Patton dominated Rommel's Arfika Korps and sent them back into the European Continent. Battle of Midway, I think you might know that one so I'll skip it, the Battle of Coral Sea. There are many more good Battles that I haven't mentioned, look for yourself sometime, you can find out about a lot of information on em, great learning experience also. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WTE_Galway
02-15-2005, 06:19 PM
Sample WWII history questions.


1. Could the battle of Stalingrad been fought in a better place and if so where?

Be brief concise and specific.

2. Design a German secret weapon. Describe the effect on the war if theis weapon had been introduced in 1943.

Lt.Davis
02-15-2005, 07:21 PM
Battle of Patches http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

woofiedog
02-16-2005, 06:58 AM
WTE_Galway...

To your first quesion.
Moscow winter of 1941/42... I don't believe the Russian People would have just turned over the City to the German Forces with out a Epic Struggle if German Units had made it into the City during 1941.
Soviet Forces would of had the upper hand with reserves and also supply lines.
Once in the city German Forces would not have just pick-up a left if the Battle went againest them. Because of the Political Nature of leaving it... the German Forces would have stuck it out and this would have turned the War againest the Germans faster because of the drain in Supply's and Man Power.
This would of had far reaching aspects in Africa and in the Balkens.

Quesion two...
Instead of the time wasted devolping the Me-262... the Heinkel was already set and running. Engines were still lacking... but over all it would have been in the skies sooner and that might have made the difference in slowing down the Allies Air Campaign.

http://www.ww2guide.com/he280.jpg

Heinkel He 280...
Developed from the He 178 the He 280 was the world's first jet fighter and flew in early 1941. Its development was delayed by engine problems and political indifference, and when the jet program was finally pressed ahead, it was abandoned in favour of the more advanced Me 262. Only nine were built.
Type: He 280V6
Function: fighter
Year: 1940
Crew: 1
Engines: 2 840kg Junkers Jumo 004
Speed: 817 km/h
Ceiling: 11500m
Range: ?
Armament: 3 20 mm cannon

Dimensionaut_
02-16-2005, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the info so far.

@190flyer: Operation Bodenplatte should be well known. For the Allies as Battle of the Bulge.
Accidently I uploaded three skins about this battle to Skinners Heaven tonight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Axis: Specht (109G6), Allies: John Meyer (P51) and Melvin Paisley (P47)
One of the reasons the airraid partially failed was because a flight of P-47's was in the air for a ground attack mission early. They dropped their bombs and attached the Germans attacking their home base. This gave the P-51's the chance to take off safely and together they got good results.
Other bases weren't that lucky though.

woofiedog
02-16-2005, 03:17 PM
Serval_1JaVA... Thank's! I'll check these out when I get home tomorrow morning.
Again Thank's!

Luftwaffe_109
02-16-2005, 04:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Operation Bodenplatte should be well known. For the Allies as Battle of the Bulge. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi Serval_1JaVA.

You probably already know this, and its just a quibbling point, but it was Operation "Watch am Rhein" which was the Ardennes offensive which was launched on December 16, 1944, and continued until late January, 1945.

Operation "Bodenplatte" was the attack of the Luftwaffe starting on the first of January, 1945. Of course, both could come under the broad category of "Battle of the Bulge"

Regards

JRJacobs
02-16-2005, 07:38 PM
from http://history.sandiego.edu/cdr2/BYRD/BATTLE_O/GREEN_BO/CHAP_02.TXT
<span class="ev_code_RED">Wacht am Rhein</span> was a cover name, chosen to give the impression that the plan was for a defense at the Rhine. An alternate and more commonly used formula, the Abwehrschlacht im Westen (Defensive Battle in the West) had the same intent and the added advantage that it had been used to describe the battles around Aachen.

and from http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/morelock.html
In describing the Battle of the Bulge, the author used the German-code name <span class="ev_code_RED">WACHT AM RHEIN </span>, which he translates correctly as "Watch on the Rhine" as a deception. In the next paragraph, Col Morelock provides the code-name for the actual assault, <span class="ev_code_RED">HERBSTNEBEL</span>. However, the translation for the German text is not provided. (The translation is "Autum Mist" or "Autum Fog").

Yimmy
02-16-2005, 08:28 PM
"about the Allies offensive in North Africa where Patton dominated Rommel's Arfika Korps and sent them back into the European Continent"

Monty Monty Monty Monty Monty.

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wayno7777
02-16-2005, 08:38 PM
Operation Thunderbolt: Luftwaffe aircover for the Channel Dash.