Blamey

Who commanded the Second AIF?

SWPA

What was the abbreviation for the region in which the Australians fought the Japanese? - - - -

NCO

Were sections usually led by a WO, an NCO or an Officer?

Matilda

What type of tank is this?

Private

The lowest rank in the Australian infantry

Battalion

What infantry unit was usually commanded by a lieutenant-colonel?

Formation

The correct term for an 'army' and 'division' is: unit; formation; sub-unit; force

Squadron

The best-known type of RAAF unit is a:

Division

A force of 10,000 to 20,000 men is a: corps, division, regiment or company

Brigadier

What rank commands a brigade?

Corps

Which is biggest? Brigade, battalion or corps?

Major-general

Rank that commands a division

Lieutenant

Rank that commands a platoon

Bardia

What was Australia's first battle in World War II

Morshead

Who commanded the Australians in Tobruk?

Rommel

Who was known as the Desert Fox?

6th

Which Australian division fought in Australia's first land battle of the war?

Libya

In which country is Tobruk?

Bulge

In warfare is a 'salient': a weapon, a rank or a bulge?

Axis

The alliance of Germany, Italy and Japan was called the_____?

1941

In what year was the siege of Tobruk?

SMLE

Four-letter abbreviation for the standard Australian rifle of WWII

Greece

Only country in which Australian troops fought the SS

Calibre

Diameter of a shell or bullet is its________

Automatic

Any gun in which merely holding down the trigger makes it keep firing until all bullets are expended is said to be ________

Semi-automatic

Any gun in which each time one presses the trigger it fires one round from the magazine is said to be ______________

Bolt-action

Any gun in which reloading requires manipulating a bolt is said to be______________

Schmeisser

Common nickname for MP-40

SPG

Tank or SPG?

Menzies

Australian Prime Minister at the beginning of World War II

Chamberlain

British Prime Minister at beginning of World War II

Bren

Australian gun of Czech origin

Blitzkrieg

German word for 'lightning war'

Panzer

German word for tank

88

Most famous German anti-tank (number)

25-pounder

Main Australian field artillery piece

6-pounder

What was this anti-tank gun used by Australians?

September 1939

Month and year that World War II began

Coral Sea

First naval battle in which neither side's ships saw each other

Sydney

Australian warship sunk off WA coast

Mussolini

Dictator of Italy

1942

Year of El Alamein

Lightfoot

Codename for El Alamein: 'Operation _______'

Malaya

Campaign in which Australian AT guns took out Japanese tanks

15

Singapore fell on ___ February 1942

February

Darwin was first bombed on 19 ______ 1942

Zero

Superb Japanese naval fighter plane

Rabaul

What was the town in New Britain that the Japanese wanted as a base in the south Pacific?

Roosevelt

Who was the American president for most of World War II?

Bren

The Universal carrier was also known as the _____ carrier

Italian

Was the M13 tank American, Italian or British?

Garand

By what name was the US M1 rifle usually known?

Luger

By what name is the Parabellum 08 usually known?

7 December

On what date in 1941 was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

Egypt

In which country is El Alamein?

Platypus

What Australian animal is associated with the 9th Division?

Kangaroo

What animal is associated with the 6th Australian Division?

Emu

What animal is associated with the 8th Australian Division?

Kookaburra

What animal is associated with the 7th Australian Division?

2

What numeral was used to distinguish AIF from militia units in WWII?

Kittyhawk

Australia's main fighter plane of World War II was the P-40, or '__________'

RAAF

Abbreviation for our air force

RAN

Abbreviation for our navy

company

The standard engineer unit of an infantry division was a field _______

regiment

The standard artillery unit of an infantry division was a field______

Jackson

Seven Mile Drome at Port Moresby came to be called _______'s Strip

Five

Air aces need ____ kills

Sakai

Saburo ____ was a famous air ace who fought the Australians at Moresby

Kingsbury

Bruce _______ won the VC on the Kokoda Track

Milne

____ Bay: site of the first Japanese land defeat

39th

Militia unit that won fame on the Kokoda Track: ____

CMF

Initials used for the militia

Isurava

Did the 2/14th Battalion win fame at: Bardia, Tobruk, Isurava or Buna?

Bone

Kokichi Nishimura is better known as the '_______ man of Kokoda'

Owen

Submachine gun invented by an Australian

75

The squadron that defended Port Moresby in early 1942 was No. ____ Squadron

Pursuit

The 'P' in P-40 stands for:_____, or fighter

Newton

Australia's only VC winner from the RAAF in the Pacific was Bill _____, a Boston bomber pilot

Engineer

Clive Steele was Australia's senior _____ in World War II

Vasey

Commanded the 7th Division when it retook Kokoda: General 'Bloody George' _____

Retimo

Airfield defended bravely by Australians on Crete

Silent

After its fight in Syria, the 7th Division was nicknamed the '_____ 7th'

9th

British general Montgomery said he could not have won the battle of El Alamein without 'that magnificent _____ division'

8th

At Alamein, the Australians were part of the _____ Army

Tarakan

Island off Borneo invaded for its airstrip in 1945

Wewak

In 1945 the 6th Division campaigned between Aitape and _____ in northern New Guinea

MacArthur

American commander in the South-West Pacific Area

Ace

A pilot with five 'kills' is called an ______

Beaufighter

RAAF aircraft with tremendous firepower. Called 'Whispering Death' by opponents

Egypt

Country

Alamein

Town

Libya

Country

Crete

Island

Syria

Country

Palestine

British territory

Tobruk

Town

Greece

Country

Bardia

Town

Borneo

Balikpapan is on the island of ______

7th

The two Australian divisions that invaded Borneo were the 9th and the ____

1945

Year of the Borneo campaign

Luger

Name this weapon

Webley

Type of pistol used by Australians

Mauser

Company that made this rifle

Arisaka

Name of this type of rifle

Thompson

Submachine gun type

MP40

Submachine gun type

Woodpecker

Name this weapon

Owen

Submachine gun

Bren

Light machine-gun

MG34

Machine-gun type

Lee-Enfield

Rifle type

Type 99

Light machine gun

Breda

Light machine gun type

Fiat

Light machine-gun type

Beretta

Pistol type

Taisho

Pistol type

Japan

Nation that produced these grenades

Mills

_____ bomb

stick

Stielhandgranate, or ____ grenade

3

____-inch mortar

2

____ -inch mortar

Knee

_____ mortar

81

Japanese ___mm mortar

German

______ 81mm mortar

74

Sticky grenade ST ____

2-pounder

Australian anti-tank gun

PAK

50mm _ _ _ gun

mountain

Japanese ________ gun

VI

Vickers Mark ___ tank

Vickers

_______ MMG

Crusader

______ tank

Stuart

_____ tank

III

Panzer __

II

Panzer__

IV

Panzer ___

M13

___ tank

95

Type ___ tank

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