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gunnut
21 Mar 16,, 10:06
http://www.zoo.com/quiz/world-war-ii-quiz?mkcpgn=i600001823&utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=Zoo-WorldWarII(desktop)&utm_term=5423929&utm_content=Quiz%3A+Find+Out+Just+How+Much+You+Kno w+About+WWII

I got 33 of 35.

I got lucky on 3 questions. One of the 2 misses was due to my disagreement with the phrasing of the question.

DOR
21 Mar 16,, 11:43
33 / 35.

Q1: The starting date was Sept 1, 1939? Only for a Eurocentric.
I’d go with July 7, 1937 or even Sept 18, 1931 before 1939.

Q15: A U-boat is a “major warship” ?

Officer of Engineers
21 Mar 16,, 16:07
Q1: The starting date was Sept 1, 1939? Only for a Eurocentric.
I’d go with July 7, 1937 or even Sept 18, 1931 before 1939.WORLD WAR - A war between World Powers. China was not a world power.

gunnut
21 Mar 16,, 20:42
33 / 35.

Q15: A U-boat is a “major warship” ?

That's the one I did not agree with. A "major" warship should be heavy cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier. Something that can be built in the thousands is really not "major."

Parihaka
21 Mar 16,, 21:14
They had the ability to destroy a major warship.

Dazed
21 Mar 16,, 21:22
That's the one I did not agree with. A "major" warship should be heavy cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier. Something that can be built in the thousands is really not "major."

More large capital warships were sunk by submarines than the number of submarines sunk by large capital warships. The largest British, Japanese warships, US carriers Wasp and Yorktown all sunk by submarine. I think you can make case for major warship as opposed to large capital ship.

Doktor
21 Mar 16,, 21:38
That's the one I did not agree with. A "major" warship should be heavy cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier. Something that can be built in the thousands is really not "major."

Yamamoto by the thousands? Heck, who had thousandS U-boats?

Dazed
21 Mar 16,, 21:50
US Subs accounted for the majority of Japanese tonnage lost, Same for the German their subs amassed the lion share of Allies loses.

DOR
22 Mar 16,, 13:06
They had the ability to destroy a major warship.

How about floating mines, do they count as major warships?

Officer of Engineers
22 Mar 16,, 17:20
Mine layers do

Dazed
23 Mar 16,, 06:34
How about floating mines, do they count as major warships?

The mine is not a ship so no. Submarine in WWII major warship by shear destruction wrought yes, but not a large capital ship. Ohio Class and what ever replaced the Typhoon Class major capital warships and if used as intended life on earth for humans will never be he same.

zraver
27 Mar 16,, 06:38
are not submarines boats not ships?

Gun Grape
28 Mar 16,, 04:18
are not submarines boats not ships?

Displaces more than 500 tons? Capable of long range independent voyages?

If the answer to those questions are Yes, Then its a ship

Stitch
28 Mar 16,, 07:03
Displaces more than 500 tons? Capable of long range independent voyages?

If the answer to those questions are Yes, Than its a ship

It was once explained to me that "a boat is any vessel you can put on a ship; if you can't put it on a ship, then it IS a ship".

Gun Grape
28 Mar 16,, 07:45
It was once explained to me that "a boat is any vessel you can put on a ship; if you can't put it on a ship, then it IS a ship".

Then Burke class DDs would be boats ;>)

41231

Doktor
28 Mar 16,, 11:19
41232

So, this is wrong?

Doktor
12 Aug 16,, 15:14
To try to revive it...

I was shot down 30 times during 2,530 missions, have destroyed one battleship, one cruiser, one destroyer, 70 landing craft, 800 vehicles, 150 gun positions, 519 tanks and nine aircraft.

Who am I?

Albany Rifles
12 Aug 16,, 16:40
I'll let someone else take this but I believe it was someone who served on the Eastern Front....

And flew a Stuka!

Doktor
12 Aug 16,, 18:18
For the sake of the quiz, I can't neither confirm nor deny it : )

RustyBattleship
12 Aug 16,, 18:46
To try to revive it...

I was shot down 30 times during 2,530 missions, have destroyed one battleship, one cruiser, one destroyer, 70 landing craft, 800 vehicles, 150 gun positions, 519 tanks and nine aircraft.

Who am I?

Hans Ulrich Rudel. He flew Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers. But he even admitted (sort of) that his single bomb going down the stack of the Russian Battleship Marat some luck was involved as well as his expertise.

Doktor
12 Aug 16,, 22:43
Your turn, Sir.

RustyBattleship
13 Aug 16,, 01:08
When I was much younger and living with my grandparents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my grandmother was the block warden. Whenever we had air raid drills at night, it was our job to walk up and down the block making sure everyone had their lights turned off. My specialty, because I was a small pre-teen, was to check the basement windows of the homes to make sure those lights were off.

But then, one may wonder why in Milwaukee being so far away from Germany and Japan be an air raid target. So, I'm going to lump a bunch of questions all together.

1. Germany did have a few 4 engine bombers. But we loved the mean name of one that was converted from passenger planes and is the name of a somewhat beautiful bird with a horrible menu selection.

What was its name?

2. What country would Germany fly its bombers out of to get as far as Milwaukee?

3. What large country would they fly over to get to Lake Michigan?

4. Of all the manufacturing plants in Milwaukee, which one would cause many men to cry (even if there were no casualties)?

5. US Navy personnel often had liberty call in Milwaukee. Yes, Navy. What Naval facilities would be bomber targets?

6. Just recently a Nazi war machine was found just below Niagra Falls that was going to attack one of Wisconsin's Naval targets.
What was found at the bottom of the Great Lakes?

7. Can you name up to five other manufacturing plants (Besides the one in #4) that would be bomber targets?

8. Milwaukee is well known for its population of Germans and its beer. But the city's name is NOT German. What is it?

9. Milwaukee's main airfield is named after a famous American bomber pilot. What was his name and what twin-engine bomber was named after him as well?

10. What was the name of a suburban town, southwest of Milwaukee, that raised a lot of eyebrows?

Bonus Question: Every one knows that the reason for the USS Missouri (BB-63) was picked for the Japanese surrender was because that was President Truman's home state. But, the Navy originally planned to have the USS New Jersey (BB-62) hold the surrender ceremonies. Why?

YellowFever
13 Aug 16,, 10:16
Holy crap.

We were just asking simple questions when Rusty casually drops by and unloads a cluster of questions.

And the way he asked them got me so interested....lol

I do not know the answers, sir, and if you tell us the answer without making us wait too long, the next time I'm in Long Beach, I shall drop by the Iowa and drop five twenties into the first coffer I see. :)

Dazed
13 Aug 16,, 20:51
1.) FW 200 Condor
2.) Greenland
3.) Canada
3.) Facilities of Pabst, Schlitz, Miller, Blatz.
4.) thru 7) ? Have to Google that.
8.) Comes from the indigenous people,Algonquian?. The IP's got to keep the name and the newcomers got to keep the land.
9.) General Billy Mitchell, B-25 Mitchell
10.) ???
BQ New Jersey wasn't in the neighborhood until the 17th o' September?

Gun Grape
13 Aug 16,, 21:08
Let me give it a try with the few I think i know


When I was much younger and living with my grandparents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my grandmother was the block warden. Whenever we had air raid drills at night, it was our job to walk up and down the block making sure everyone had their lights turned off. My specialty, because I was a small pre-teen, was to check the basement windows of the homes to make sure those lights were off.

But then, one may wonder why in Milwaukee being so far away from Germany and Japan be an air raid target. So, I'm going to lump a bunch of questions all together.

1. Germany did have a few 4 engine bombers. But we loved the mean name of one that was converted from passenger planes and is the name of a somewhat beautiful bird with a horrible menu selection.

What was its name?

2. What country would Germany fly its bombers out of to get as far as Milwaukee?

Greenland

3. What large country would they fly over to get to Lake Michigan?

Canada

4. Of all the manufacturing plants in Milwaukee, which one would cause many men to cry (even if there were no casualties)?

Schlitz brewery

5. US Navy personnel often had liberty call in Milwaukee. Yes, Navy. What Naval facilities would be bomber targets?

Naval base Great Lakes

6. Just recently a Nazi war machine was found just below Niagra Falls that was going to attack one of Wisconsin's Naval targets.
What was found at the bottom of the Great Lakes?

Nothing. It was a fake story http://www.snopes.com/nazi-sub-found-in-great-lakes/

7. Can you name up to five other manufacturing plants (Besides the one in #4) that would be bomber targets?

8. Milwaukee is well known for its population of Germans and its beer. But the city's name is NOT German. What is it?

A bastardization of the local Native American language Milwaukee was founded by French Canadians

9. Milwaukee's main airfield is named after a famous American bomber pilot. What was his name and what twin-engine bomber was named after him as well?

Gen Billy Mitchell, B-25

10. What was the name of a suburban town, southwest of Milwaukee, that raised a lot of eyebrows?

Bonus Question: Every one knows that the reason for the USS Missouri (BB-63) was picked for the Japanese surrender was because that was President Truman's home state. But, the Navy originally planned to have the USS New Jersey (BB-62) hold the surrender ceremonies. Why?

RustyBattleship
13 Aug 16,, 22:27
Okay guys. Both Gun Grape and Dave did pretty well. But I guess you were not originally from Milwaukee at that time period (as I was) some of the answers wouldn't be known past Oshkosh (where they restore DC-3's & Military Counterpart C-47's).

1: Condor. It wasn't really that good as a bomber, more like a Cargo or Troop Carrier. But it had a mean sounding name.

2. Norway. In early 1941 Holland deeded Greenland over to the USA so the Germans would cease occupying it. A few months later, the US Coast Guard ship (Northland) captured the last German soldiers on Greenland after capturing the German transport ship that dropped the soldiers off. This was a month or two BEFORE Pearl Harbor.

3. Canada. Of course, AFTER flying over Greenland and down through Hudson Bay.

4. Harley Davidson of course to see our Hogs blown up would make any loyal American male cry. Remember, I asked for MANUFACTURING PLANTS, not breweries.

5. Great Lakes Naval Training Station and a Submarine building yard north of Milwaukee. Yes, I said Submarines which led to the next question.

6. Nothing but first reported to be a German U-Boat. But it might have been possible to sneak a U-Boat up the St. Lawrence River to attack Wisconsin's sub base as we sailed ours out the other way.

7. Allis Chalmers, Chain Belt, Cutler Hammer, Fouk Foundry and finally Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific building yards & railyards. Remember, I asked for Manufacturing Plants. We lived only about a mile north of Allis Chalmers. When their big hydraulic hammer was pounding out a large forging, we could feel our house jump and then hear the hammer. Chain Belt did not just make bicycle and motorcycle chains, it built huge change belts that would be drive a larger conveyor system in other factories. Fouk Foundry was another large metal working plant that did castings and alloy mixing. Cutler Hammer makes the world's best tripper limit switches (I installed some on the German Crane when we did some repair and upgrading). CMSt.P&P (better known simply as the Milwaukee Road) had its own building shops not only for freight and some passenger cars but their own (under license) Pacific steam locomotives allowing Baldwin to build more for other Railroads.

8. Algonquin "The Meeting Place". Every few years the Algonquin nation would call for a meeting (Pow Wow?) of their tribes such as the Menominee, Chippawa, Kickapoo, etc. Our house in Milwaukee was 1/2 block south of Wauwatosa which was the resting place where the Squaws and children stayed while the big shots went down by the shores of Lake Michigan. Yes, peaceful and with beautiful grass lands (now called Juneau Park). Not only a good place for meetings, but also for catching 7-foot + long Sturgeons for a great dinner.

9. General Billy Mitchell and the B-25 bomber of which 16 of them left an impression on Tokyo in early 1942. That was an easy one.

10. New Berlin. Though the city was founded long before WW II.

Bonus Q. Now remember, the New Jersey and Wisconsin were both built in Philadelphia, the city that was the beginning of America. Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, right? Philadelphia made sure that on December 7, 1942 the Battleship New Jersey was going down the launching ways and she was naturally picked by the Navy to take Japan's surrender. Oh, and if she couldn't make it at the time, Philadelphia launched the Wisconsin on December 7, 1943.

Congrats to you guys. You know WW II history much better than today's young whipper snappers.

So, the floor is open so better hurry up as I just thought of a companion question to Number 2.

Dazed
13 Aug 16,, 23:32
2. Norway. In early 1941 Holland deeded Greenland over to the USA so the Germans would cease occupying it. A few months later, the US Coast Guard ship (Northland) captured the last German soldiers on Greenland after capturing the German transport ship that dropped the soldiers off. This was a month or two BEFORE Pearl Harbor. The German were maintaining a WX station on Greenland late into the war 1944? Edit Google:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_in_World_War_II Norway's OSL airport to KMKE is about 4000 miles statute and the winds are against you. Greenland would be there best chance.



6. Nothing but first reported to be a German U-Boat. But it might have been possible to sneak a U-Boat up the St. Lawrence River to attack Wisconsin's sub base as we sailed ours out the other way.ting Place"[/B].

Getting past the locks would be the really hard part.

RustyBattleship
15 Aug 16,, 05:48
Dazed said: The German were maintaining a WX station on Greenland late into the war 1944? Edit Google:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_in_World_War_II Norway's OSL airport to KMKE is about 4000 miles statute and the winds are against you. Greenland would be there best chance.

That's true. But I was referring to the FIRST Germans we took prisoner. That was a month or two BEFORE Pearl Harbor and we were "officially" in the war. Earlier that year (May of 1941) the USCG Northland met with the USCG Modoc to introduce the new Governor of Greenland (plus a couple of other "State Department personnel"). Shortly after that Modoc witnessed a [verty inter-esteen] event.
Pronounce the bracketed words as Arte Johnson did on "Laugh-In".