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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Personally, I'd say Pappy Boyington.

In this case, I wouldn't pick any of them.




posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Ummm, John Wayne? Lol.

Seriously though, I not familiar enough with the pilots or commanders names to name one without research.
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posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RadioRobert

Personally, I'd say Pappy Boyington.

In this case, I wouldn't pick any of them.


I just cheated, and I'll be a SOaB, you're right, but the resemblance is uncanny.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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originally posted by: Stngray
a reply to: waynos
They both changed the spelling of the company name because no one could pronounce them correctly. Gloucestershire and Loughead.


Ding ding ding!!! Well done, correct answer. I did say it was a bit oblique :-)



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 03:11 AM
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I agree that it's a P-40, Pacific theatre, possibly Australian Air Force? Dunno who the pilot might be, an Aussie celebrity/sports star?



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Isn't it though?



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: bally001
Hi all, thought I'd chime in. Reading with interest. Thought I'd post a pic and see who can identify the WW2 pilot, aircraft and his reason for being relatively famous in some parts.



Kind regards,

Bally.


Wildass guess here. Is it Claire Chennault?



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: waynos
Definitely oblique. I'm not sure if I am happy or embarrassed I knew the answer.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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I'm going to post a picture later today that is very personal to me, but is perfect for this thread. I am heading to my dads to take a pic. Looking forward to who figures it out. Zaphod, please give everyone else one hour.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: waynos

Since you guys are dying on this one.

Len Waters. First, and believed only Aboriginal RAAF fighter pilot in WWII. Flew P-40s for them.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

You are absolutely correct Zaph. He was also a gentleman. His first aircraft in his squadron had an unusual name which he apparently proud of.

Do you know the tag that was painted on his plane.

REgards,

Bally.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: bally001

That I don't know. I don't know much about him beyond the basics.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Cheers, "The Black Angel".

Regards,

Bally.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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My grandfather was shot down in WWII. For some reason he decided to rip this out before he started hoofing it. What aircraft is it from? The closeup of the switch is a pretty big clue.

BTW the scraped center cap is where he struck his matches.
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posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Stngray

P-38 Yoke



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

That didn't take long. I was expecting at least a half hour.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: Stngray

Nice! I see why he grabbed it.



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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What caused the BOAC Comet to crash in 1954?



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
He was found by some Filipinos, and they made a group of guys and walked him back to his base. I think it took two weeks.




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