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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Robb » 26 Apr 2009 10:38

Hi Waleed,

Hope your well! You may want to post a couple more clues.
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 26 Apr 2009 16:57

8O How much more do you all need...?
:lol:

We have a team member being 1 of 7!
We have him involved in something "considered a F*ck-up by some"!
We have a name Ivan!
We have his funeral and colleagues saluting!
And we now have some more names... Sam Shepard, Dennis Quade, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Fred Ward etc. etc. etc.


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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Grünherz » 27 Apr 2009 03:16

Gus Grissom?

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 27 Apr 2009 06:48

Wow, that took some clues to reach! 8O
Yes, Lieutenant Colonel Virgil "Gus" Ivan Grissom.
One of the original "The right stuff" 7 Mercury Project members.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/grissom.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Mercury

You next Greenheart!


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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Grünherz » 27 Apr 2009 07:43

Waleed,
I am happy that I finally solved it. I thought that one guy in the back looked like Cheney; that threw me.
Please post another as I respectfully decline to take another chance. Hey, I can LOOK at the posts and guess but I'm not too good at this.
Please go ahead! :wink:
Tom (Grünherz)

later (no further posts)...
I would just like to add that all my respect and sympathy goes out to "Gus" and to all his family and friends (and to all those who have risked and delivered so much). It takes someone very special to take the chances that they all took. No history has been accurately told, I believe, about all these events; nor well it probably ever be---such is "history".

much later...
I'm not going to take those comments back. So do we go on with the thread? Anyone? Please? :)

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Robb » 03 May 2009 10:13

Would smeone like to post a question for us?
regards Robb

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Post by The Edge » 06 May 2009 15:55

What is historically interesting about this plane? :)
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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by sveahk » 06 May 2009 17:54

Historically interesting, hmmm, that I don't know, but it's a Saab 90 Scandia, registered to the Brazilian airline VASP, PP-SRB...

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 06 May 2009 18:46

The 8th. produced plane in the Scania 90A-2 series served the SAS before VASP.
Serial number 90.108, SE-BSE "Jarl Viking" was delivered to the SAS on January 12th. 1951
and sold to VASP on December 17th. 1957 after 10.301 flying hours.
Flew another 7.540 hours for VASP as PP-SRB.
http://www.kjevik.dk/Drange.htm

Besides the above and being a 1944 design it was also quite similar to the DC-3 but with tricycle gear.
I have no other ideas as to the "historically interesting" part.


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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 07 May 2009 08:07

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:I have no other ideas as to the "historically interesting" part.
How about this one? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_&_Whitney_R-2180 :wink:

Photo source: http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/R ... P-SRB.html

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by sveahk » 07 May 2009 14:38

Thanks Edge!

Where do we find this statue, and perhaps easier, symbolizing what?
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Post by sveahk » 07 May 2009 18:24

Waleed, you've got it, my friend! :D

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 08 May 2009 12:42

It was easy! :D

Next:
His father was a judge.
His father-in-law was a doctor and former SA-Obergruppenführer.
He himself obtained the rank of SS-Untersturmführer before going through post war Denazification.
He had a politically active post war career until early and sudden death!

He's a well known name in post war German history.
Who is he?


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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Inselaffe » 09 May 2009 00:07

"It was like Hungary being between Germany and the Soviet Union. What sort of choice was that? Which language would you like your firing squad to speak?" Tibor Fischer 'Under the Frog'.

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