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Seems to be no taker for 1).

As additionnal information, the Allied pilot was polish, and both pilot met in 1950 and talked about what happened.

It should make easy to find who was the German pilot.

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Yes, correct answer is Georg-Peter Eder

Story Here

 

BTW, to be complete, the non-identified medal is the belgium "knight of Leopold's order" (with palm).

 

I suppose it's JtD's turn now.

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I tried not to give three answers, because I don't have a good set of questions ready. But let me try:

 

1) Name the ship in the attachment.

 

2) Name the aircraft in the attachment.

 

3) And a bit of history: Which was the first battleship in WW2 to be sunk/disabled by carrier aircraft?

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2) Yes, Bf 109 V21. Powered by a 12 cylinder radial Pratt&Whitney R-1830 engine, with a bubble canopy. First flight in the Summer of 1939.

 

3) Königsberg was a light cruiser, not a battleship, and Conte di Cavour was sunk later in the war than the one I mean.

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Spot on. In a chain of unfortunate events, a torpedo hit a boat packed with depth charges that was alongside of Dunkerque, and when the boat sank, the depth charges went off. Dunkerque was extensively damaged and settled on the harbour floor.

 

Attached another image of 1).

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Yep, USS Wolverine, IX-64. A paddle wheel driven steamer operating on the great lakes, converted into a training carrier. Not officially classified carrier, hence "IX" instead of CV, CL or CE. One of the oddest constructions of the modern WW2 US Navy. Wolverine wiki page.

 

So we got all three together. I'd leave it to Stakha to bring up the next questions.

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Then it should be Group Captain Franck Reginald Carey.... but I can't find this pictures (can't remember where I saw it)


Stanford tuck?

Could be... but he was POW after January 1942, so I can't figure a picture in front of a Tempest.

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Stanford tuck?

Nope, but a little less victories than Robert Stanford Tuck.

 

Then it should be Group Captain Franck Reginald Carey.... but I can't find this pictures (can't remember where I saw it)

Could be... but he was POW after January 1942, so I can't figure a picture in front of a Tempest.

Nope again, he never was taken prisoner and he survived being shot down twice.

 
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Nope again, he never was taken prisoner and he survived being shot down twice. 

 

 

I was talking about Tuck (reply to Freycinet) who was POW after January 1942

 

If it's not Franck Reginald Carey, the only other one I can think of is William Vale

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Well done Freycinet (and also Rama).

 

2) Yes, Wing Commander Michael Nicholson Crossley nicknamed "The Red Knight".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Crossley

http://www.ww2awards.com/person/43662

 

9 planes downed ?? His total number of victories was 20 and 2 shared destroyed by the end of 1940.

 

Your turn Freycinet. :)

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What was the easy bit? :unsure:

 

1. Caudrun C.714 (or maybe 713, since you write prototype)

2. Marcel Albert

3. Farman 223.4

One good and two wrong answers (one close and one not).

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I'll make a change. One question only.

 

On the link below you can see the gun camera movie of USAAF fighter attacking German airfield in 1944/45. Which plane (target) there is between 0:02 and 0:05 seconds and later between 0:25 and 0:28 seconds?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YNuyJFdFBmQ

 

There is a screen shot of the plane from that movie

 

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