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The American Embassy Siege, Tehran
"This is a quiz that reflects that tragedy of the American Embassy Siege, Tehran."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
On the 4th of November, 1979, armed gunmen stormed the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. How many Americans did they initally take hostage?
The proposed operation to free the hostages, Op Eagle Claw, was to be executed by which of America's Special Forces?
The Green Berets
The 101st Airborne
100 Rangers were also to be flown in. What was to be the job of the 100 Rangers?
Secure an airfield
Assault an Iranian Infantry garrison
Secure area directly surrounding the Embassy
The Rangers weren't ever involved
What was the third option to infiltrate Iran?
Perform a HALO landing into Iran
To take Rigid Raider assault craft from the USS Nimitz
Take Helicopters in from the USS Coral Sea over the border
Take trucks through the Turkish border
How many helicopters were still able to continue when the contingent arrived at the RV 'Desert 1'?
After the missions cancelation, a RH-53 helicopter flew into a parked C-130 causing an immediate explosion. How many were killed in this explosion?
There were undercover American agents at the scene of the siege.
After the failure of the original operation what was the codename of the proposed second rescue mission?
Had the mission been a complete success, what was the proposed fate of the 8 helicopters?
Flown to the USS Coral Sea
Left in a secret location to be collected the next day
Loaded onto some C-130's
They were to be destroyed
How long did the siege last?
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Compiled Jun 19 13