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WWII - Strange & Interesting Facts: 2
World War II
"This is my second "Strange and Interesting Facts" quiz on World War Two."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The US Navy put out a length of anchor chain that was how many times the depth of the water?
Who of the following performed an appendectomy on a sailor while aboard a US submarine?
Thomas Moore on USS Silversides
Wheeler B. Lipes on USS Seadragon
All of them
Harry B. Roby on USS Grayback
The USS Archerfish was an American submarine. What notable feat did it accomplish?
It sank three Japanese submarines in four days
It sank the 71,000 ton Japanese carrier Shinano four hours after it was launched
It rescued future president George H.W. Bush after his plane was shot down
It sank the German submarine (U-171) in Tokyo Bay
What was notable about the American submarine USS Argonaut?
It delivered Edson's Raiders for the Makin Island raids
It was originally designed to be a minelayer
All of these
It was too big for practical use as a submarine
Which of these famous WWII figures had at least one artificial limb?
Hans Rudel, German Stuka pilot
British fighter ace pilot Douglas Bader
They all did
Artur Axmann, chief of the Hitler Youth
Germany had a number of "auxiliary cruisers" which were, in fact, armed merchant ships which looked like ordinary merchant ships and would generally fly the flag of a neutral nation until they were able to close in on unsuspecting Allied ships. When they got within range they would replace the flag with the German flag and expose their hidden guns. Of course, the lightly armed Allied ships had little chance. Listed below are four of these ships. Which was the most successful?
Who was Constance Babington-Smith?
General George Patton's secret mistress
A British Women's Air Force photo-reconnaissance expert
An Englishwoman of noble birth who made German propaganda broadcasts
An RAF pilot who never saw combat as the war ended
Who was Norman Baillie-Stewart?
The third-ranking RAF fighter ace
A former British Army officer who made propaganda broadcasts for the Germans
A member of parliament who gave Churchill his bulldog
The only British general killed during the Normandy invasion
What was noteworthy about the American Liberty ship S.S. Booker T. Washington?
It was the first American merchant ship named for an African-American
It was the first American merchant ship commanded by an African-American
It was the first American merchant ship christened by an African-American
All of these
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (October 30, 1885 - November 1, 1972) was an American expatriate poet, musician, and critic who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early-to mid-20th century poetry. He was the driving force behind several Modernist movements, notably Imagism and Vorticism. What was his WWII connection?
He was President Roosevelt's special "Ambassador to the Arts"
He had no connection with WWII
He wrote many poems criticizing man's inhumanity to man
He was a leading Axis propagandist while living in Italy
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