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M2morris
10-29-2006, 07:06 PM
Here's a PF quiz if you want to do it, but use the honor system; No research. I found it hard, I only got 12 right. I can't believe I could'nt rememember the name of the guy who piloted the Enola Gay. (Hint: 11 answers 9)

http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz237762bbe08.html

M2morris
10-29-2006, 07:06 PM
Here's a PF quiz if you want to do it, but use the honor system; No research. I found it hard, I only got 12 right. I can't believe I could'nt rememember the name of the guy who piloted the Enola Gay. (Hint: 11 answers 9)

http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz237762bbe08.html

Nimits
10-29-2006, 09:47 PM
I got 18 of 20. I misread question 19 and evidently can't spell Tibbet's name . . .

M2morris
10-29-2006, 10:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
I got 18 of 20. I misread question 19 and evidently can't spell Tibbet's name . . . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
So, that was the B-29 pilot who flew the 1st nuke, Tibbet?

Tater-SW-
10-29-2006, 10:45 PM
19/20.

Question 11 is wrong. "Tokyo Express" was the declassified name for what the Marines called the "Cactus Express."

I FUBARed the kamikaze question.


Enola Gay was piloted by Paul Tibbets. I have his autographed picture signed in my geek room, lol.

tater

Nimits
10-29-2006, 10:52 PM
Question 4 is poorly phrased, since pilots from one carrier scored against two of the IJN flattops from Midway, while a second carrier's squadron accounted for the other. Both the carrier's in question are in the available answers, and I would argue both are correct answers.

M2morris
10-29-2006, 11:03 PM
I heard there's a museum in Nagasaki, or Heroshima, where you can see pieces of rock wall with shadows of people on them from when they vaporized. You know if I ever won the lottery; I would probably spend years scuba diving around the Philippine Islands, the war remnants there are endless.

Nimits
10-30-2006, 12:54 AM
If you want to dive wrecks, Truk Lagoon has about every kind of ship at the bottom, (excepting carriers and battleships). Hailstone, the American raid on Truk in February, 1944, was sort of a reverse Pearl Harbor.

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10-30-2006, 08:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:
I heard there's a museum in Nagasaki, or Heroshima, where you can see pieces of rock wall with shadows of people on them from when they vaporized. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's in Hiroshima. I went there when my ship pulled into port on the 50th Anniversary of the bomb drop. Don't know about all the rest who went there that day, but I felt something between an odd euphoria and nausea the whole time. It's a powerful museum. Worth a trip to Japan by itself IMO.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Snuffy Smith
10-30-2006, 02:30 PM
I believe the answer to #2 is incorrect. Japanese land forces were not involved in the December 8th (local time)attacks. Their landings on Luzon did not occur till 22 December (local time).<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Art-J
10-30-2006, 03:38 PM
18 correct. Damn number 20! I couldn't remind wether Tibbets is written with single or double "t". I've chosen the wrong option http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Anyway, nice quizz, I wish it was longer though, more informative.

Snuffy, It looks You're right.. sort of. It depends on point of view http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. I guess the author wanted to ask for the date of beginning of the whole campaign, so he formed his question in this unprecise and unfortunate way. I agree he could/should do it better, so that the reader has no doubts about the answer.

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RCAF_Irish_403
10-30-2006, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Snuffy Smith:
I believe the answer to #2 is incorrect. Japanese land forces were not involved in the December 8th (local time)attacks. Their landings on Luzon did not occur till 22 December (local time). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats what i thought as well....missed 3 questions<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
10-30-2006, 04:46 PM
20 out of 20. Nearly got aced on Paul Tibbets because I almost forgot his first name. Not a bad little quiz; straightforward with no tricks.

Treesqueak
10-30-2006, 06:14 PM
I got 14 correct.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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hening_880Sqn
10-30-2006, 07:00 PM
I scored an 80, but I'm just a European Front geek. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

So when is that quiz coming? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

bigchump
10-30-2006, 07:40 PM
19 of 20.
I got snookered on which island MacArthur landed on.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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M2morris
10-31-2006, 12:13 PM
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Nimits
10-31-2006, 12:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Snuffy Smith:
I believe the answer to #2 is incorrect. Japanese land forces were not involved in the December 8th (local time)attacks. Their landings on Luzon did not occur till 22 December (local time). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A Japanese advance force landed on Batan Island (not Bataan Penninsula, not the lack a third "a") on 8 December.

leitmotiv
10-31-2006, 04:16 PM
OK, let's have some home grown honor-system quizzes---how about doing one, Nimits?

Nimits
11-01-2006, 12:46 AM
Okay, here you go.

1. What was the type, nationality and date (local) of the first Allied aircraft lost to the Japanese in the Pacific Theater?

2. Who led the first wave of the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor?

3. Who was George Welch's wingman on December 7, 1941?

4. Where and when was the only unsuccessful amphibious landing in the Pacific Theater?

5. What British carrier was sunk in April, 1942?

6. What US carrier was torpedoed on two separate occasions in 1942, but not sunk?

7. Who was the US Navy's first "Ace in a Day"?

8. Admiral Halsey was in overall command of the ships carrying Doolittle's Tokyo raiders. Who commanded his screening ships?

9. In what battle was the famous message transmitted "Dixon to carrier, Scratch one flattop"?

10. Give one of (at least) two popular (though not official) nicknames for the SB2U Vindicator.

11. The D4Y "Judy" first flew in which battle?

12. Of those who flew missions on June 4, name the two VT-8 pilots who survived the battle of Midway.

13. What kind of rifles did the US Marine Corps use on Guadalcanal?

14. What Japanese sub sank the USS Wasp?

15. Admiral Yamamoto was shot down while on an inspection tour to evaluate an aerial offensive he ordered in April 1943. What was the name of that offensive?

16. In what aircraft did Pappy Boyington fly his first combat tour with the Marine Corps?

17. Over which island(s) did the F6f have its combat debut?

18. How many Allied fleet aircraft carriers were sunk by the Japanese in 1943-1945?

19. What type of ship sank the most Japanese tonnage during World War II?

20. General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., commander of the US 10th Army on Okinawa, was killed on that island in June, 1945. His father was also a general. In what war and service did his father fight?

leitmotiv
11-01-2006, 10:07 AM
1. Lockheed Hudson before 7 Dec
2.
3. Taylor
4. Wake Island, Dec 1941
5. HMS Hermes
6. USS SARATOGA (1st torp hit in '41, actually)
7. Butch O'Hara
8. Spruance
9. 2nd Day of Coral Sea---according to John Lundstrom, made up for home consumption---real line was obscene!
10. "Wind Indicator"
11. Midway as a SORYU recon plane
12.
13. WWI Springfields
14. I-19, I think
15. I-Go
16. er, F3F?
17.
18. LEX, YORK, WASP, HORNET, and, nearly, FRANKLIN and BUNKER HILL
19. USN fleet subs
20.

Used no resources other than old memory banks. Tough quiz, nice work, Nimits.

Chuck_Older
11-01-2006, 10:17 AM
I disagree that the Phillipnes were attacked on Dec 8th, because of the International Date Line

leitmotiv
11-01-2006, 10:40 AM
It was 8 Dec 1941 when Philippines was attacked---7 Dec in Hawaii. Same time, different zones.

Nimits
11-01-2006, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
1. Lockheed Hudson before 7 Dec
2.
3. Taylor
4. Wake Island, Dec 1941
5. HMS Hermes
6. USS SARATOGA (1st torp hit in '41, actually)
7. Butch O'Hara
8. Spruance
9. 2nd Day of Coral Sea---according to John Lundstrom, made up for home consumption---real line was obscene!
10. "Wind Indicator"
11. Midway as a SORYU recon plane
12.
13. WWI Springfields
14. I-19, I think
15. I-Go
16. er, F3F?
17.
18. LEX, YORK, WASP, HORNET, and, nearly, FRANKLIN and BUNKER HILL
19. USN fleet subs
20.

Used no resources other than old memory banks. Tough quiz, nice work, Nimits. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

leitmotiv, besides the 4 you did not answer, you missed 3 (though one might just be a typo, and the other looks like you did not read the question carefully, it was sort of a trick question).

Treetop64
11-01-2006, 12:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
If you want to dive wrecks, Truk Lagoon has about every kind of ship at the bottom, (excepting carriers and battleships). Hailstone, the American raid on Truk in February, 1944, was sort of a reverse Pearl Harbor. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You could try Scapa Flow, too, though the water there is a bit chilly...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-01-2006, 12:23 PM
Which is the trick? Which one may be a typo?

Nimits
11-01-2006, 09:42 PM
18 and 16

Cadarth
11-02-2006, 12:44 AM
15/20 or 75% on the linked test.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-02-2006, 05:47 AM
No, 16 wasn't a typo on my part---I didn't register "combat" in the question (tried to guess his pre-war aircraft). Miss. And, on 18, I didn't register "1943." Miss. So, 13 right, 7 wrong. Great quiz!

Nimits
11-04-2006, 11:26 AM
All right leitmotiv, here's the answers

1. What was the type, nationality and date (local) of the first Allied aircraft lost to the Japanese in the Pacific Theater?

RAF PBY Catalina (with Australian 1st Pilot), December 7 1941 local (December 6, Hawaii)

2. Who led the first wave of the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor?

Lt. Cmdr Mitsuo Fuchida

3. Who was George Welch's wingman on December 7, 1941?

2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor

4. Where and when was the only unsuccessful amphibious landing in the Pacific Theater?

Wake Island, December 11, 1941 (while other amphibious assaults in the war ended with the attackers eventually being forced to evacuate, this was the only landing that was actually defeated on the beaches)

5. What British carrier was sunk in April, 1942?\

HMS Hermes

6. What US carrier was torpedoed on two separate occasions in 1942, but not sunk?

USS Saratoga

7. Who was the US Navy's first "Ace in a Day"?

Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare, February 20, 1942

8. Admiral Halsey was in overall command of the ships carrying Doolittle's Tokyo raiders. Who commanded his screening ships?

Admiral Raymond A. Spruance

9. In what battle was the famous message transmitted "Dixon to carrier, Scratch one flattop"?

1st Day of the Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May, 1942, after sinking the light carrier Shoho

10. Give one of (at least) two popular (though not official) nicknames for the SB2U Vindicator.

"Wind Indicator," "Vibrator"

11. The D4Y "Judy" first flew in which battle?

Midway, 4 June, 1942

12. Of those who flew missions on June 4, name the two VT-8 pilots who survived the battle of Midway.

Ens George Gay and Bert Earnest. Earnest's radiman, Harry Ferrier, also survived

13. What kind of rifles did the US Marine Corps use on Guadalcanal?

M1903 Springfield bolt action rifle

14. What Japanese sub sank the USS Wasp?

I-19

15. Admiral Yamamoto was shot down while on an inspection tour to evaluate an aerial offensive he ordered in April 1943. What was the name of that offensive?

I-Go

16. In what aircraft did Pappy Boyington fly his first combat tour with the Marine Corps?

F4F-4 Wildcat over Guadalcanal. He never engaged any Japanese during that tour, though.

17. Over which island(s) did the F6F have its combat debut?

Marcus Island, August 31, 1943

18. How many Allied fleet aircraft carriers were sunk by the Japanese in 1943-1945?

None. US lost 4 big carriers in 1942, and the RN the smaller carrier Hermes, but no fleet carrier was lost after October, 1942.

19. What type of ship sank the most Japanese tonnage during World War II?

Submarine

20. General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., commander of the US 10th Army on Okinawa, was killed on that island in June, 1945. His father was also a general. In what war and service did his father fight?

American Civil War and the Confederate Army. Buckner Sr. was responsible for surrdendring Ft. Doneleson to U.S. Grant in Feb, 1862, after the commander and 2nd-in-command, Gens. Floyd and Pillow, escaped the Fort because they considered themselves too important to be captured . Buckner was left to capitulate to Grant, a pre-war Army friend. It was during this battle that Grant earned the nickname "Unconditional Surrender." After being exchanged, Buckner spent most of the rest of the war commanding the Confederate East Tennessee Deptartment. After the war, he went into politics.

leitmotiv
11-04-2006, 01:35 PM
I was going to use Fuchida but I thought he was the mission commander for both waves, and that there were wave commanders under him.

Nimits
11-04-2006, 03:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I was going to use Fuchida but I thought he was the mission commander for both waves, and that there were wave commanders under him. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There was a second wave commander ostensibly under Fuchida (the name eludes me), but Fuchida was in direct tactical control of the first wave.