Unsolved Mysteries of WW2

Discussion in 'General' started by keith78, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. keith78

    keith78 Junior Member

    This is my first thread, although being a member for a while. As a big reader of all things WW2, i like reading about the the little things that that add to the big picture of WW2, but often sidelined. So my question is are there any outstanding mysteries relating to WW2 not been solved?
     
  2. raf

    raf Senior Member

    thanks for joining.

    how about did hitler survive
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Hi. Good thread.
    The death of Glenn Miller? Was his Norse really brought down by Heavy Bombers dumping their bombs over the Channel?
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

  5. smc

    smc Member

    Who killed General Sikorski?
    Why did Hess fly to Britain?
     
  6. SouthWestPacificVet

    SouthWestPacificVet Confirmed Liar

    When the japs found Yamamoto's body, it was said he was sitting upright in the Betty bomber holding his sword, with his head tipped forward. It was said he had two wounds; one in his left shoulder, and one through his jaw which exited above his right eye.

    The P38's were armed with .50's and 20mm cannon, I don't know how much energy those rounds lost in flight, but for me it's hard to imagine such tidy wounds. Unless those hits were from one of the jap guns.
     
  7. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    ...Why did Hess fly to Britain?

    Is there really any mystery over Hess' flight anymore? The interrogation report by Ivan Kirkpatrick was released at the National Archives years ago.

    Hess stated he wanted to contact Lord Hamilton (IIRC) with an offer of peace with Britain so Germany and Britain could join up to take on Soviet Union, the one proviso being Churchill's government stepped down. Just goes to show what a complete loon he was! I have a copy of the interrogation report someone. I can type it up and paste it here if anyone's interested?

    Of the more interesting conspiracy theories surrounding Hess, is the recent one that Hess was actually lured to Britain by a plot hatched by Ian Fleming in Naval Intelligence Department.
     
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  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Whatever happened to Martin Bormann?
     
  9. Trincomalee

    Trincomalee Senior Member

    Is there really any mystery over Hess' flight anymore? The interrogation report by Ivan Kirkpatrick was released at the National Archives years ago.

    Hess stated he wanted to contact Lord Hamilton (IIRC) with an offer of peace with Britain so Germany and Britain could join up to take on Soviet Union, the one proviso being Churchill's government stepped down. Just goes to show what a complete loon he was! I have a copy of the interrogation report someone. I can type it up and paste it here if anyone's interested?

    Of the more interesting conspiracy theories surrounding Hess, is the recent one that Hess was actually lured to Britain by a plot hatched by Ian Fleming in Naval Intelligence Department.
    Did the Ian Fleming plot use the Duke of Kent to help lure Hess to Britain ?
     
  10. keith78

    keith78 Junior Member

    I thought they found Martin Bormanns body a few years ago, during some building work in Berlin, and i think it was after the wall came down. Did we find all of the Nazi gold?
     
  11. keith78

    keith78 Junior Member

    The question on whether Hitler survived has been rather put to bed since the opening of the Soviet files. After the remains were buried in a car park in Magenburg?, they were removed and destroyed along with the jaw bone and i think part of the head.
     
  12. raf

    raf Senior Member

    was that hitler ???

    do you believe the russians
     
  13. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Did the Ian Fleming plot use the Duke of Kent to help lure Hess to Britain ?

    It's a theory I remember hearing recently but don't know if there is any validity to the story, it could be just attempt to sell a book with yet another Hess conspiracy theory.
     
  14. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    When the japs found Yamamoto's body, it was said he was sitting upright in the Betty bomber holding his sword, with his head tipped forward. It was said he had two wounds; one in his left shoulder, and one through his jaw which exited above his right eye.

    The P38's were armed with .50's and 20mm cannon, I don't know how much energy those rounds lost in flight, but for me it's hard to imagine such tidy wounds. Unless those hits were from one of the jap guns.

    Perhaps they were shrapnel wounds from the explosive 20mm rounds or debris knocked about by either of P-38's weapons?

    tom
     
  15. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    was that hitler ???

    do you believe the russians

    One would have to offer up a credible alternative theory to counter the documented (albeit by the Russians) evidence.

    tom
     
  16. raf

    raf Senior Member

  17. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

  18. woodenshoe

    woodenshoe Junior Member

    Amelia Earhart!
    Did she fly on "special" missions for the president? Was she taken prisoner by the Japanese?

    Wild I know, but I saw something on the tube a while back on this!
     
  19. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    What were the "Foo" fighters?


    tom
     
  20. keith78

    keith78 Junior Member

    Well depending on which books you read, they are suppose to be UFO's that use to follow our aircraft around. Althougth i think both the Germans and Russians claimed to have seen them, but i have seen anything concrete on what they were.
    There was a story last year that an American had worked out where Amelia Earhart's plane may have come down, but not heard anything since.
     

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