Special Sub-Topic: More WW2
|Name the airplane and pilot that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.|
|What was the nickname given to the Christmas Cards sent out by King George VI of England in 1940?|
|Who was the top American Ace to shoot down the most enemy planes?|
Richard Bong. Richard Bong shot down 40 Japanese aircraft. Bong was awarded the Medal of Honor by General Douglas MacArthur.
|What was 'Axis Sally's' real name?|
Mildred Gillars. The Japanese equivalent to Axis Sally was Tokyo Rose.
|During WW2 three short and one long note was used as a code signal for V for Victory. From what musical work did this come from?|
Beethovens' 5th Symphony'. Three short notes followed by one long note is the signal for V in the Morse code.
|What was the nickname given to the U.S. battleship, USS Massachusetts?|
Big Mamie. The USS Massachusetts fought in 35 battles in WWII and lost not a single man.
|What was the name of the individual ration given for one day to a soldier in the field?|
K- Rations. K-Rations were carried by the GIs and Marines in WWII. "C-rats" were not introduced until the Korean and Vietnam wars. These were replaced by freeze-dried MREs (Meals, ready-to-eat)in the 1980s.
|What was the name of the B17 in which Clark Gable flew a mission over Europe in?|
8-Ball. Gable was discharged as a Major, having won the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Medal.
|Robert Kennedy joined the U.S. Navy in WW2 and served on the destroyer named after his father.|
t. The ship was the USS Joseph P. Kennedy.
|Who was the journalist who received the Pulitzer Prize for General Correspondence in 1944?|
Ernie Pyle & Pyle & Ernest Pyle.
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