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Discussion in 'Quiz Me!' started by PzJgr, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    Nothing to do with training, it was for a specific operation.
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Were they participating in Torch?
     
  3. TiredOldSoldier

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    Correct, a number of british planes received US markings for Torch to confuse the French that, after the Mers El Kebir attack, were likely to shoot on sight at any British force but was hoped would not resist vigorously a US one.
     
  4. Cj3022

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    Way over a week ....who was the most decorated soldier of the war?
     
  5. RocketFlight

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    Audie Murphy
     
  6. Cj3022

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    Correct!

    He was awared the Medal of Honor , DSC , 2 Silver Stars , Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze stars ,3 Purple hearts , French legion of honor , Belgian croix de guerre, and french croix de guerre...He also received two presidential citations , Combat infantry badge , U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation ,American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and one Bronze Arrowhead , World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal ,Armed Forces Reserve Medal, French Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor - Grade of Chevalier, . He then went on to star in 44 movies.

    Your go
     
  7. RocketFlight

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    I'm bored, so I'm going with two questions.

    Which German tanks had the overlapping wheel suspension, and what was the problem with it?

    The Panzer VI Tiger II had many problems. What was the main problem with it?
     
  8. PzJgr

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    The Panther and the Tiger I had the overlapping wheels. Problem was if the inner wheel got damaged and needed to be removed, the 2 outer wheels adjacent had to be removed as well.

    The main problem with the Tiger II was its weight. This caused problems with the steering mechanism, the drive wheel sprocket and engine overheating.
     
  9. RocketFlight

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    The Pather and Tiger I, the wheels were good at getting clogged with rocks and mud immobilizing them, making them useless.

    The Tiger II had a horrible power to weight ratio. The engine it had was too weak to push the beast. It would get stuck in the mud and on hills, and they couldn't use another Tiger II, or other vehicle, to pull it off beacuse it was so damn heavy, thus making the tank a sitting target and the crews would then abandon it.

    That was close enough for me PzrJgr. You can go if you want.
     
  10. MastahCheef117

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    Can I go? :O
     
  11. Cj3022

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    It's been 7 days so you can go ahead and ask a question if you want.
     
  12. MastahCheef117

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    What was the name and class of the only Japanese battleship to survive the war?
     
  13. WotNoChad?

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    Nagato.

    Which unit was originally issued, albeit briefly, with white berets?
     
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    Darnit, I'm drawing a blank! Can you narrow it down by country?
     
  15. Cj3022

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    Chad , Artic Convoys?
     
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    the SAS?
     
  17. rebel1222

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    The SAS when formed wore the white berets.
     
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    [what is vichy france?
     
  19. sunny971

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    Vichy France was the name of the French government under German Occupation (which was based in Vichy, France) .. from July 1940 to Aug 1944. It was also called the Vichy regime.
     
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