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Airpower in the two World Wars
"This quiz is about the aircraft, pilots, and airpower application in World War I and World War II."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who was the leading American Ace in World War II?
Maj. Thomas Maguire Jr.
Maj. Richard Ira Bong
Capt. Chuck Yeager
Capt. Erich Hartmann
What aircraft did America's #1 and #2 Aces of World War II (Maj. Bong and Maj. Maguire) fly for a majority of their kills?
What was the Luftwaffe's primary night fighter plane during World War II?
Messerschmitt Me 109
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Junkers Ju 87
Messerschmitt Bf 110
On 1 August 1943, American B-24 Liberators took heavy casualties in a major air offensive against the strategic oil fileds near what Romanian city?
What famous American aviation group flew P-51 Mustangs with bright red tails?
1st American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers)
332d Fighter Group (The Tuskegee Airmen)
8th Air Force
Who was the first American flying Ace?
Gervais Raoul Lufbery
Frank Luke Jr.
What 1990 film was inspired by the first 8th Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress crew to complete 25 missions over Germany/German-occupied territory?
Big Beautiful Doll
The Flying Leathernecks
What American aviator led the Allied air phase at the Battle of Saint-Mihiel in September 1918?
Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker
Brig. Gen. William (Billy) Mitchell
Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold
What German prisoner of war camp for downed Allied airmen was the motivation for two famous prison escape films: "The Wooden Horse" and "The Great Escape," and was located in Sagan, Poland?
Stalag Luft III
Stalag Luft IX
Which of the following is __not__ a proposed theory as to who/what killed "The Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen.
Australian artillery gunner W.J. "Snowy" Evans
Shot down by Canadian pilot Arthur "Roy" Brown
Mid-air collision with his wingman
Machine gun ground fire from Australian Sergeant Cedric Popkin
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