Hellcat News, (Sheridan, Wyo.), Vol. 54, No. 10, Ed. 1, June 2001 Page: 3 of 24
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F. George Hatt, Jr„ Historian DIVISION
4116 Rowan Dr., Ft. Worth, TX 76116-8064
Phone/FAX (817) 732-2925 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer and word games seem all the rage in the media these
days. Let's try a multiple choice Hellcat and armor history quiz. No,
you cannot become a millionaire, but maybe you can see how much
you may know about the following questions. When you get
through, check with answers listed on page 21 to see your score.
Over 20 - bulls eye; 10- qualified; less than 5 - Maggie's drawers
1. Who signed the 12th Armored Division Activation Order?
a. July 6, 1942, Secretary War Stimson
b. September 2, 1942, Secretary Army
c. September 16, 1942, General Carlos Brewer
d. December 20, 1940, President Roosevelt
2. Under which of the following armies did the 12th Armored
serve during ETO combat?
a. U.S. Seventh b. U.S. Third
c. Armee Premier Francais d. U.S. Fifth
e. U.S. Ninth
3. Which of the following generals did NOT command the 12th
a. Gen. Greene b. Gen. Holbrook
c. Gen. Ennis d. Gen. Purpose
4. On what date and which unit fired the 12th's first round at the
a. Dec. 6, 1944, by 92nd Recon
b. Dec. 5, 1944, by 493rd AFA
c. Dec. 7, 1944, by 56th AIB
d. July 4, 1776, by PA Minute Men
5. What great German drive directed by Hitler did 12th Armored
aid significantly on blunting?
a. Operation North Wind b. Ardennes Offensive
c. Operation Autobahn
6. Capturing what town allowed the 12th to cut off the escape of
much of the Germany Army in the Vosges?
a. Colmar b. Strausbourg
c. Rorhbach d. Rouffach
7. What historical "first" was achieved by the 66th AIB at Dillin-
a. First invasion of Bayern
b. First armed force to cross Danube
c. Casualty-free capture of city fully occupied by enemy
8. What was the record sortie into enemy held territory?
a. Moselle-to-Rhine drive through RJiineland by 56th
b. Drive south by 66th to the Danube at Dillingen
c. Drive east from the Rhine across the Odenwald
d. Starnberg to Alps drive by 17th
9. The 12th Armored's largest take of German prisoners in a
a. 7,211 b. 30,983
c. 527 d. 12,522
10. What was the estimated number of overseas casualties in the
a. 725 b. 813
c. 3,888 d. 10,937
11. What 12th unit can claim a Congressional Medal of Honor
a. D/56 b. A/714
c. C/66 d. D/43
12. What spearhead divisions were identified by Patton in what he
called die "best and most successful campaign in history"?
a. 4th b. 10th c. 11th d. 12th
The Council reminds all "that no activity shall be authorized which
would conflict with the annual reunion date."
(And Dedication of 12th Armored Museum)
Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2001
General Meetings: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5
Parade and Dedication of Museum on Saturday, Oct 6
See registration forms for individual hotels and to register
for the National Reunion inside this issue
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER MEETING
Wednesday-Saturday, April 18-21, 2001
Holiday Inn Hampton Hotel Bob & Ellen Payne, Co-chairs
and Conference Center 1014 circle Drive
1815 West Mercury Blvd. Sdersburg, MD 21784
Hampton, VA 23666-3229 410-549-2748
1-800-842-9370 Room Rates: $54 king or two doubles
NORTHEASTERN CHAPTER MEETING
Wednesday-Friday, June 6-8, 2001
Villa Roma Resort Hotel Sal & Lu Ignatti, Chairs
Group Sales 638 Beverly Dr.
Callicoon, NY 12723 Webster, NY 14580
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER MEETING
Monday-Thursday, November 12-15, 2001
Comfort Suites Jule & Marian Tervay, Co-hosts
1489 1-35 P.O. Box 11027, Spring, TX 77391
New Braunfels, TX 78130 281-370-7046 or 713-723-6706
1-877-755-2855 (direct to hotel) E-Tervay@Juno.com
Fax: 830-643-1112 Maurice Glover, Co-host
Rate: $59 + tax (all first floor suites w/dbl beds or king w/refrigerators/microwaves,
sitting room). Complete breakfast each day. Hospitality room on first floor.
Driving south on 1-35 take exit 190A, heading north take exit 190 and loop around.
Hotel is on west side of highway. (We will have more on anyone flying in to San
EASTERN CHAPTER MEETING
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, 2002
Best Western Ralph Phillips, Chair
Country Cupboard Inn 306 Boxwood Ln, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Norman Brouse, Co-chair
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Rd 2 Box 151, Lewisburg, PA 17837
13. What was the latest tank used by the 12th Armored?
a. M1A1 Abrams b. M2A2 Mae West
c. M3A1 Stuart d. M3A3 Lee
e. M4A2 Sherman f. M4A3E8 Easy Eight
g. M24 Chaffee
14. What are the nicknames of our sister Armored Divisions?
Hellcat - 12th Armored;
Tiger - Armored;
Thundering Herd - Armored;
Old Ironsides -
Black Cat -
Victory - Armored;
Lucky Seventh - Armored;
Hell on Wheels
Thunderbolt - _
Super Sixth - _
Answers on page 21
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