Below you can find the results of Fascinating Facts Game 11 (WWII). Thanks to everyone who participated in this game and sharing your comments. We have included a poll with four new categories for the next Fascinating Facts game for you to chose from. Please vote in the poll to the left for the topic you would like to see for Game 12 of Fascinating Facts.
Overall in this game our players scored an average of 32.5% correct for the four questions provided regarding WWII. The answers to each WWII question are listed below. Before reviewing the answers below if you wish to once again review the original questions please click on the link below:
1) The youngest U.S. serviceman was Calvin Graham, USN. He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age. (His benefits were later restored by act of Congress). How old was Calvin when he enlisted?
Results: 20% Correct
Fact: He was wounded at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, while serving aboard the USS South Dakota. During the battle, he helped in the fire control efforts aboard the South Dakota, but suffered fragmentation wounds in the process. For his actions he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. However, his mother later revealed his age, and after spending three months in a brig—he was not released until after his sister threatened to contact the newspapers—he was dishonorably discharged in May 1943 for lying about his age and lost his disability benefits. The South Dakota's gunnery officer, who was involved in handling his case, was Sargent Shriver.
2) More U.S. servicemen died in the U.S. Army Air Corps than in the Marine Corps. While completing the required 25 missions your what was your percentage of being killed?
Results: 50% Correct
Fact: More U.S. servicemen died in the U.S. Army Air Corps than in the Marine Corps. While completing the required 25 missions your chance of being killed was 71 percent.
3) At the time of Pearl Harbor the top U.S. Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced "sink us"), the shoulder patch of the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division was the Swastik. What was Hitler's private train named? All three names were soon changed for PR purposes.
Fact: The train was named Führersonderzug "Amerika" in 1940, and later, Führersonderzug "Brandenburg". After the Balkans Campaign the train was never again used as a Führer Headquarters, but Hitler used it throughout the war when he travelled between Berlin, Berchtesgaden, Munich and other headquarters.
4) The German submarine U-1206 was sunk on April 14, 1945, 8 miles (13 km) off Peterhead, Scotland. Wile cruising at a depth of 200 feet the submarine was forced to surface because of a malfunction with a new system that had been installed in this class of boat where it was then discovered and sunk. What was the new system that this class of boat had that caused the submarine to have to surface?
U-1206 was one of the late war boats fitted with new deepwater high-pressure heads which allowed them to be used while running at depth. Flushing these facilities was extremely complicated and special technicians were trained to operate them.On April 14, 1945, 8 miles (13 km) off Peterhead, Scotland. while cruising at a depth of 200 feet (61 m), misuse of the new head caused large amounts of water to flood the boat. According to the Commander's official report, while in the engine room helping to repair one of the diesel engines, he was informed that a malfunction involving the head caused a leak in the forward section.
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