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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

How much do you know about World War II – Pacific Theater?

Tried here…

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Good luck!

Amicalement
Armand

21eRegt03 Apr 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

Not so tough. 19/20.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 4:01 p.m. PST

What???… I only score 15/20!! (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 4:28 p.m. PST

18/20

jdpintex03 Apr 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

18/20

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Wow, a PERFECT score! Congratulations!

Share this quiz and challenge your friends on facebook. Do you think think they can equal your score?


(Well, no thanks. Don't feel the need to post it to Facebook. But thanks for asking.)

Wasn't too sure on a couple of them.

For example which CV got the first hits at Midway … was kind of a coin toss based on my understanding of planes from 2 carriers arriving and attacking simultaneously.

And the first Kamikaze attacks … there were a few scattered efforts before the first major action, so I worried that they were looking for the actual "first" effort, rather than the first large-scale action.

But … I'll take my 20/20 without too much complaining.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Apr 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

17/20, sigh.

Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.

Skarper03 Apr 2017 9:23 p.m. PST

12/20. Mediocre at best. Never much interested in the Pacific theatre. Only the big carrier battles which I mostly got right.

Zinkala03 Apr 2017 10:08 p.m. PST

11/20 for me. I've only read a bit about the Pacific theater, mostly focused on the infantry. Pretty sure I've seen all of the information but couldn't remember most of it and my luck on the guesses wasn't good.

Leper Messiah03 Apr 2017 11:03 p.m. PST

19/20. That's what I get for not reading or gaming anything Pacific for two decades. Frikken Kamikaze.

Murvihill04 Apr 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

Japanese pilots were inclined to try to hit something important on the ground if their plane was going down anyway (as opposed to Americans trying to get out of the plane), even as early as Pearl Harbor. But I believe the first organized kamikaze attacks were during the invasion of the Philippines in '44.

jah1956 Inactive Member04 Apr 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Stupid quiz cos I got a low score.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Far Away …Mark 1 the great winner!. (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

Japanese pilots were inclined to try to hit something important on the ground if their plane was going down anyway … But I believe the first organized kamikaze attacks were during the invasion of the Philippines in '44.

I have read descriptions of deliberate suicide missions being flown prior to the battle that was the "correct" answer in the quiz. But these were the initiatives of small unit commanders or individual aircrew.

One particular case I read of was a 2-plane mission. I think they used Judy naval strike bombers, but I may be mistaken on that detail. Two pilots in a land-based squadron with few remaining serviceable aircraft proposed the mission to their squadron commander, who accepted. They put 2 bombs on each plane, and took off at dawn with the intention of finding and crashing into a US carrier.

They did not return from their mission. However, the USN records do not describe any case of an obvious attempt at a suicide attack on that day. Were they among the several aircraft intercepted and shot down in that region? Did they just fly until they ran out of fuel and fell into the sea? Don't know.

Would this mission have satisfied the question in the quiz? I think it would have, given how the question was asked, but [SPOILER ALERT] clearly it was not what the author of that quiz had in mind. So don't use it as your answer!

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

15/20. Not great.

Charlie 1209 Jun 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

20/20 Not THAT hard…

Captain Gideon09 Jun 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

I also got 20/20 although there were a few that I needed some time to think of the answers.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

Well done dear Captain !… (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

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