10 most difficult World War II riddlesWorld War II quiz
Who designed the German MP 40 submachine gun known as Schmeisser?
The MP 40 designed in 1938 by Heinrich Vollmer Its advanced and modern features made it a favorite among soldiers and popular in countries from various parts of the world after the war. It was often erroneously called "Schmeisser" by the Allies, despite Hugo Schmeisser's non-involvement in the weapon's design and production.
On August 9, 1945, B-29 bomber Bockscar lifted off, carrying the nuclear weapon "Fat Man". Which city was it heading to?
The crew was under orders to only bomb visually. When they got to Kokura they found the haze and smoke obscuring the city as well as the large ammunition arsenal that was the reason for targeting the city. They made three unsuccessful passes, and eventually headed for Nagasaki and its torpedo factory, the alternative target. In Japan, the phrase "Kokura luck" was coined to describe lucky avoidance of the great misfortune without being aware of it.
Who invaded Iceland during the WW II in 1940?
no one, because Iceland was neutral
Following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway, the British government became increasingly concerned that Germany would soon try to establish a military presence in Iceland. After failing to persuade the Icelandic government to join the Allies, the UK invaded on the morning of 10 May 1940.
From what country did the Germans launch most of V2 rockets?
from the Netherlands
The V-2 was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a "vengeance weapon", assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. V2 rockets were fired from the Netherlands near the Hague
How many trenches were dug during the Battle of Kursk?
The Battle of Kursk was a Second World War engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk in the Soviet Union during July and August 1943. The battle began with the launch of the German offensive
Which language is not an official UN language?
The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The fact that the UN was created by the victorious countries after WWII might have affected the selection, as neither German nor Japanese are included.
Who, among the Nazis sentenced to death in the Nuremberg trials, wasn't hanged?
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Martin Bormann and Hermann Göring
10 out of 12 people sentenced to death were hanged on October 16, 1946. Martin Bormann was sentenced in absentia with his remains found in Berlin in 1972 and eventually dated to 2 May 1945. Hermann Göring committed suicide the night before his execution.
What model of German aircraft manufactured by Junkers was nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju")?
Tante Ju was a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. Initially designed with a single engine, it was subsequently produced as a trimotor. It was used as a personal aircraft by Hitler himself.
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Polish river monitor 'Krakow'
Prototype German submarine U-1406
British marine monitor Cyclops
French submarine cruiser "Surcouf"
Surcouf was the largest French submarine cruiser having served during the Second World War. The boat was lost during the night of 19 February 1942, in the Caribbean Sea, possibly after colliding with an American freighter. Surcouf was named after the French privateer Robert Surcouf. It was the largest submarine built until surpassed by the first Japanese
What was the name of "Mush" Morton's submarine?
Dudley Walker "Mush" Morton was a submarine commander of the United States Navy during World War II. He was commander of USS Wahoo during its third through seventh patrols. Wahoo was one of the most-celebrated submarines of World War II, sinking at least 19 Japanese ships, more than any other submarine of the time. Morton and Wahoo disappeared in 1943 during a patrol near La Perouse Strait, and he was ultimately declared deceased three years later.