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  1. What World War II US Navy admiral said: "Hit hard, hit first, hit often."?
  2. Who was the US General killed by his own Bombers in Normandy in July 1944?
  3. Who was General Eisenhower's Chief of Staff for the 1944 Normandy Invasion?
  4. Of what material was the Luftwaffe aviator's jacket made?
  5. A white eagle descending on a blood-red outline of Corregidor island, became the insignia of what heroic World War II US Army airborne regiment?
  6. From what island in the Marianas were US aircraft launched to carry out the A-bomb attacks on Japan?
  7. What field marshal surrendered the German forces at Stalingrad?
  8. What popular American movie star's name was given to the inflatable life vest used in World War II?
  9. What Cruiser met a similar fate as the Indianapolis ?
  10. Which Armed Forces Branch sustained the highest per capita casualty rate in WWII?
  11. What specific injury was the cause of General George Patton's death just after WWII?
  12. What were "Mulberries" in World War II?
  13. What did the War Department General Orders Number 24, 4 March 1947 provide?
  14. The Woman Marines Continuous Active Service began when in World War II?
  15. Who was the first enlisted Marine to recieve the MOH in World War II?
  16. What is the name of the person that introduced the idea of using the Navajo Code talkers in World War II?
  17. Who commanded the northern Task Force in Operation "Flintlock" in World War II?
  18. Who commanded the southern Task Force in Operation "Flintlock" in World War II?
  19. What was Admiral Richard L. Connolly's nickname?
  20. Who was the first officer in the US Marine Corps to recieve the MOH in World War II?
  21. What changed the tide of the war with the Japanese?
  22. What was Stalin's original name?
  23. What Japanese battleship was a suicide battleship on it's way to attack?
  24. When did the Nazi salute become standard and why was it this date?
  25. What was the name of the bomber that bombed Nagasaki?
  26. What was the Atlantic Wall?
  27. During World War II, why were the Germans called kraut?
  28. During WW2, why did the USMC switch to the P-44 utilities instead of keeping the perfectly good P-41s? And what is that rediculous horizontal pocket across the butt for?
ANSWERS
  1. What World War II US Navy admiral said: "Hit hard, hit first, hit often."?
    Admiral William F. Halsey Jr.
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  2. Who was the US General killed by his own Bombers in Normandy in July 1944?
    Lieutenant-General Leslie J McNair
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  3. Who was General Eisenhower's Chief of Staff for the 1944 Normandy Invasion?
    General Walter Bedell Smith
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  4. Of what material was the Luftwaffe aviator's jacket made?
    Leather
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  5. A white eagle descending on a blood-red outline of Corregidor island, became the insignia of what heroic World War II US Army airborne regiment?
    503rd Parachute Infantry
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  6. From what island in the Marianas were US aircraft launched to carry out the A-bomb attacks on Japan?
    Tinian
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  7. What field marshal surrendered the German forces at Stalingrad?
    Feldmarschall Frederich Von Paulus
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  8. What popular American movie star's name was given to the inflatable life vest used in World War II?
    "Mae-West"
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  9. What Cruiser met a similar fate as the Indianapolis ?
    The Cruiser Juneau was caught in the middle of a huge firefight between US and Japanese Naval Forces and was sunk by fire from both sides,due to battle conditions no ships came to rescue survivors and no post-battle SAR was ordered,days later a horrified search plane spotted the few remaining survivers but it was too late for the Five Sullivans,the eldest had been eaten by sharks after calling for the others for days in vain.
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  10. Which Armed Forces Branch sustained the highest per capita casualty rate in WWII?
    The US Coast Guard did with a 95% Casualty Rate.
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  11. What specific injury was the cause of General George Patton's death just after WWII?
    A broken neck from severe whiplash in a traffic accident in Germany.
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  12. What were "Mulberries" in World War II?
    Artificial harbors built by the British and towed to Normandy.
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  13. What did the War Department General Orders Number 24, 4 March 1947 provide?
    Time and geographic criteria for World War II campaigns - timeline.
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  14. The Woman Marines Continuous Active Service began when in World War II?
    In Feb, 1943
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  15. Who was the first enlisted Marine to recieve the MOH in World War II?
    Sgt. Clyde Thomasen, Makin Island Raid Aug 17, 1942.
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  16. What is the name of the person that introduced the idea of using the Navajo Code talkers in World War II?
    Philip Johnston
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  17. Who commanded the northern Task Force in Operation "Flintlock" in World War II?
    Rear Admiral Richard L. Connolly.
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  18. Who commanded the southern Task Force in Operation "Flintlock" in World War II?
    Rear Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner.
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  19. What was Admiral Richard L. Connolly's nickname?
    Close-in.
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  20. Who was the first officer in the US Marine Corps to recieve the MOH in World War II?
    1st. Lieutenant George Cannon, Midway Island Dec 7, 1941
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  21. What changed the tide of the war with the Japanese?
    When the Air Field at Guadalcanal became useable the Japanese lost control of the air.
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  22. What was Stalin's original name?
    Stalin's original name was Josif Djugashvili.
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  23. What Japanese battleship was a suicide battleship on it's way to attack?
    The Yamato
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  24. When did the Nazi salute become standard and why was it this date?
    After July 1944, after the attempt on Hitler's life was it adopted as a standard salute.
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  25. What was the name of the bomber that bombed Nagasaki?
    Bock's Car
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  26. What was the Atlantic Wall?
    The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal fortifications; built by the German Third Reich, during the Second World War, in order to defend against invasion by the Allies. The defensive wall was never completed; consisting primarily of batteries, bunkers, and minefields, which during 1942-1944 stretched from the French-Spanish border into Norway.
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  27. During World War II, why were the Germans called kraut?
    The term most likely can be traced to the German table food called Sauerkraut which includes salted, shredded cabbage. • Kraut – a slang term for Germans applied by Allied soldiers.
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  28. During WW2, why did the USMC switch to the P-44 utilities instead of keeping the perfectly good P-41s? And what is that rediculous horizontal pocket across the butt for?
    P41 USMC Utilities In November 1941, the U.S. Marine Corps introduced the sage green HBT (HerringBone Twill) utilities as a fatigue uniform to be worn on work and training duties. However, the Marines immediately took to wearing the comfortable and hard-wearing clothing as their main combat uniform. The early Pacific battles were fought wearing a mix of khakis, Army HBT uniforms and USMC utilities. By 1943, the USMC utilities were the signature uniform of the U.S. Marines. In late 1944, and fatigue cap was designed and the pattern of the utilities was modified, creating the P44 uniform. By summer 1945, both patterns were being worn concurrently.
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