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SC Australians at War

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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