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 Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend

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PostSubject: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Sun May 26, 2013 6:54 pm

Bought this book in a used book store in San Francisco this weekend..
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300 pages of the history and evolution of combat aviation from the Wright Brothers to the end of WW1

The Appendix had a complete listing of all the Aces in WW1 with the actual kill count sorted by country. With Memorial Day around the corner, the sheer numbers spread over 15 pages was pretty sobering. Thought I would share a bit of the data and test everyones trivia knowledge....no searching the internet for lists!

Lets see who can get the most names in the top 12!

For those that find this too challenging, try and guess how many are German, British or French!

I am going to post this at WW's, Squadron 42, The Black Haze and JG1 to see who gets it the closes to right. Will publish the results on Monday.

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PostSubject: Re: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Sun May 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Little more difficulty please and the proper countries

80 Richtofen. Germany
75 Rene Fonck France
73 No idea
72 Billy Bishop CANADA
62 Ernest Udet Germany
60 ? Manock -Britain
60 Raymond Collishaw -CANADA
57 James McCudden. Britain
54 McLaren CANADA
53 g Guynemer France
50 William Barker MANITOBA CANADA

shot down Richtofen Roy Brown CANADA
number of Canadians shot down by Richtofen. 9


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PostSubject: Re: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Sun May 26, 2013 10:10 pm

hmmm Zed fair enough...you got all but one..... this author does not seem to differentiate Canadians from British. although the book was published in both the states and canada.
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PostSubject: Re: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Sun May 26, 2013 10:40 pm

Zed did you know them off by heart? if so that is impressive
I had to go through my library to find the answers
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PostSubject: Re: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Sun May 26, 2013 10:45 pm

Knew those by heart. I am a geocacher and have made geocaches for all these and the 9 Canadians.


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PostSubject: Re: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Mon May 27, 2013 5:03 am

I have a device I carry in my pocket that has access to all human knowledge.

I use it to look at pictures of kittens and pick fights with total strangers.


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PostSubject: Re: Aces with 50 or More Trivia for Memorial Day Weekend   Mon May 27, 2013 7:05 am

S!

Is Albert Ball there somewhere?


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