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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.
Capt. Erich Hartmann
Capt. Chuck Yeager
Maj. Richard Ira Bong
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
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Junkers Ju 87
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
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?
8th Air Force
1st American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers)
332d Fighter Group (The Tuskegee Airmen)
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?
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker
Brig. Gen. William (Billy) Mitchell
Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold
Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing
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 IX
Stalag Luft III
Which of the following is __not__ a proposed theory as to who/what killed "The Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen.
Shot down by Canadian pilot Arthur "Roy" Brown
Australian artillery gunner W.J. "Snowy" Evans
Machine gun ground fire from Australian Sergeant Cedric Popkin
Mid-air collision with his wingman
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