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WWII - Strange & Interesting Facts: 3
World War II
"This is the third in my Strange and Interesting Facts of World War Two. I hope you enjoy it."
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Who was Morris Cohen?
A general in the Chinese Army
Neither of these
A spy for the Soviet Union
Both of these
What mistake did three German pilots make at Comiso Airfield on Sicily?
They bombed from too low and blew themselves up
The landed there
They collided on approach and the wreckage of one landed on a German general in his staff car
In low visibility, they straffed their own field and destroyed several Me109s
What "first" did Ernest Childers, George H. Cannon, Desmond T. Doss and Joseph T. O'Callaghan share?
They won the Medal of Honor
They were the first of each branch of the US military forces to tried for treason.
They were all killed by the same bullet.
They were the first of each branch of the US military to receive battlefield commissions.
What was noteworthy about British Sergeant-Major Charles Coward?
When he jumped during the pre-dawn darkness on D-Day, he landed in his sister's yard in France
He was the first British paratrooper taken prisoner at Arnhem during Operation Market Garden
He was awarded the Iron Cross by Germany.
He was the only British enlisted man to recieve a battlefield commission directly to major
Who was the first American general killed during the war?
Gerald D. Bryant
Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.
Herbert Arthur Dargue
What was the name of British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's dog?
This flag officer (admiral or general) graduated from a well-known American military school in 1909 and held, among other awards, the Imperial Order of the Meiji, the Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of the Rising Sun. Who of the following is this?
Robert L. Eichelberger
Hitler's favorite books were novels about the American Old West. Who was his favorite author of these western novels?
What role did Tadao Fuchikami play during the December 7, 1941 raid on Pearl Harbor?
He was the messenger who delivered the belated "war warning" cable
He was the first pilot to release a bomb
He was the first pilot to release a torpedo
He was the first pilot shot down
No civilian residents of mainland USA were ever killed by an enemy bomb. Is this statement true or false?
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Compiled Jun 28 12