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09-14-2018, 07:06 AM
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Hydro Junkie; there is even more to the story. By...

Hydro Junkie; there is even more to the story. By the time the P-38's were in combat, the U.S. pilots had learned to adapt their tactics to exploit the strengths of their aircraft, speed, firepower...
09-11-2018, 08:28 PM
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Al; you have a PM. Thanks; Ernie P.

Al; you have a PM. Thanks; Ernie P.
09-11-2018, 08:20 PM
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Al; what we have been doing is working pretty...

Al; what we have been doing is working pretty well, but I don't have anything against new ideas. I do see some issues, such as the number of questions asked in a day, how many questions can be asked...
09-11-2018, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Was the aircraft heavier than air? Thanks; Ernie...

Was the aircraft heavier than air? Thanks; Ernie P.
09-09-2018, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Well, how about Lieutenant Bruce Carr? Thanks;...

Well, how about Lieutenant Bruce Carr? Thanks; Ernie P.


Downed far behind enemy lines, an American P-51 pilot made a dramatic escape with the unintended help of the Luftwaffe. Bruce Carr ended...
09-09-2018, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

I know I said I was going to sit back a bit, but...

I know I said I was going to sit back a bit, but I lied. Two, or maybe three, pilots come to mind. So, let's try the first one. How about Trollope; the first British pilot to score seven victories in...
09-09-2018, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Hydro Junkie; thanks for adding to my personal...

Hydro Junkie; thanks for adding to my personal store of knowledge. It's nice to learn new things and I thank you; Ernie P.
09-08-2018, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Now that is an interesting point, Hydro Junkie;...

Now that is an interesting point, Hydro Junkie; although it is perhaps a distinction without a difference. Sort of like the German claim that the Bismarck wasn't actually sunk by the British, but...
09-08-2018, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Hydro Junkie; I'm well aware there are more than...

Hydro Junkie; I'm well aware there are more than one side to the story on Fuchida. Many of his claims have been disputed. I just decided to go with the "generally accepted" facts, to avoid a really...
09-07-2018, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Quite possibly indeed, Top_Gunn. You nailed it!...

Quite possibly indeed, Top_Gunn. You nailed it! Congratulations and you are now up. Fuchida led the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; was present at the pivotal battle of Midway; and was present on...
09-07-2018, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Not Doolittle, although that was a good guess....

Not Doolittle, although that was a good guess. And I'll award a bonus clue to reward your efforts. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the...
09-07-2018, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P. We all...

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the Last”. This question is about another pilot; one who can also claim to be The First...
09-07-2018, 02:26 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P. We all...

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the Last”. This question is about another pilot; one who can also claim to be The First...
09-06-2018, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

And an evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P. We...

And an evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the Last”. This question is about another pilot; one who can also claim to be The...
09-06-2018, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Same clues (or similar) and a different answer....

Same clues (or similar) and a different answer. That's why I wanted to post two questions in a short period of time. And yes, there is a third question in line; although I may not post it. Afternoon...
09-06-2018, 02:11 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P. We all...

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the Last”. This question is about another pilot; one who can also claim to be The First...
09-05-2018, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

An excellent, though incorrect, guess, Top_Gunn....

An excellent, though incorrect, guess, Top_Gunn. And here's a bonus clue to reward your efforts. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the...
09-05-2018, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Not Klink, Sparky; but here's a bonus clue to...

Not Klink, Sparky; but here's a bonus clue to reward your participation. Thanks; Ernie P.

We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the Last”. This question is...
09-05-2018, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Yeah, I'm going to have to sit back a bit more...

Yeah, I'm going to have to sit back a bit more often; but I love taking the early and long shots. My first thought was the Blohm & Voss Bv 40; but that had two 30 mm Cannons. So, the Sparrowhawk. It...
09-05-2018, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Well, the last clue blew my first guess away, but...

Well, the last clue blew my first guess away, but how about the Sparrowhawk? Thanks; Ernie P.

Answer: The Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk

The Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk is a light 1930s biplane...
09-04-2018, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

It was "Tico" that puzzled me. Thanks; Ernie...

It was "Tico" that puzzled me. Thanks; Ernie P.
09-04-2018, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Hydro Junkie; this is going to be tough, I can...

Hydro Junkie; this is going to be tough, I can tell. You already have me puzzled and you haven't even asked a question, yet. You said "I find it hard to believe I got the Tico right but the CO wrong,...
09-03-2018, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Hydro Junkie; I'll accept that answer. You now...

Hydro Junkie; I'll accept that answer. You now have the conch shell and we're all waiting for your next question. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book...
09-03-2018, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

CF105; you're on the right track. But, Hebel was...

CF105; you're on the right track. But, Hebel was shot down when he tried to land at Wheeler Field, after being fired on and aborting his landing when his flight tried to land on Ford Island's runway....
09-03-2018, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P. We all...

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


We all know German pilot Adolph Galland wrote a famous book “The First and the Last”. This question is about another pilot; one who can also claim to be The First...
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