WWII History

If you are a history buff, we invite you to play World War 2 Trivia twice-weekly on this site. Our dedicated staff has scoured the history books in search of some challenging questions, and here’s one for you right now.

QUESTION: On November 15, 1943, a new “Force” is formed in preparation for the invasion of Europe by the Allies. What was the name of that “Force?”

And if you are a history buff AND a gamer, you will love our Aces High, exciting combat simulator brought to you by HiTech Creations, twenty years one of the leaders among flight sim games.

ANSWER: The Allied Expeditionary Force was formed on November 15, 1943, and General Eisenhower was named the leader of that Force.

Since 1990, the advent of the Golden Age of gaming, there have been over sixty combat flight simulator games produced.

Over sixty . . .

That is a dizzying number of games to choose from, which leads us to this question: how do you choose among all of the combat flight simulator games on the market?

Here are a couple things to consider.


Over sixty in the last thirty years, about two per year, a formidable number for sure. Curious, how many of those games has been around for the full twenty years?

About one-third of them, in truth, including our combat simulator, Aces High.

Does longevity help in producing an exciting, challenging World War 1, or World War 2 flight simulator?

It sure can’t hurt, right? What’s the main rap against new products? They haven’t worked the kinks out of their product. It takes a couple years to fine-tune any product so that it works to peak efficiency, so following that logic, twenty years is more than enough time to “work out the kinks” in any product.


Aces High has been on the market for over twenty years, but longevity means nothing if those years are not spent refining the product. Innovations happen almost yearly in the gaming industry, so you will want to find a flight sim game which is constantly coming out with new versions. Check out Aces High . . . we no sooner present one version when we start working on a new version. We believe in the old adage that practice makes perfect, and you should too.


If you are a gamer you know all about the importance of graphics. How life-like is that game? Does it make you feel like you are personally in the arena fighting for the goal/objective? If so, you’ve got a winner. If not, pass it over and move on to the next flight sim game.

Strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High. We promise you this about our graphics: you’ll need a hot shower after flying a mission in one of our arenas of combat.


How long will it take to learn how to play a game? Is there anyone on the game site who can help you to learn the game? The quality games have a strong support staff. Aces High is the standard to compare others by with a dedicated management team plus dedicated volunteers ready to answer your questions and even provide one-on-one tutorials if needed. Add to that videos, articles, forums, screenshots, and it all adds up to as much instruction as you could possibly want.

Which feels better during test trial?

If the game does not offer a free trial, don’t bother with it. Aces High offers a free two-week download, no credit card required, two full weeks to play the game against the best players in the world, and if you don’t like our game after that trial period, you simply walk away, no harm, no foul.

How many games on the market offer a two-week free download?

A handful of the sixty!

We are one of them!

Think about it when you are looking for experience, great graphics, and strong support. Aces High leads the way.

World War 2 Trivia is a chance for you to win bragging rights among your friends who are World War 2 buffs like you. Every Tuesday and Thursday we offer a challenging question about World War 2, like this one . . .

QUESTION: On October 19, 1943, the German War Office signed a contract with the Mittelwerk to produce much-needed weaponry. In particular, what was produced by the Mittelwerk?

How would you like to fly a bombing raid against the Germans and attack the Mittelwerk? You can with Aces High, the leader in World War 2 flight simulators.

ANSWER: The Mittelwerk produced V-2 rockets.

World War 2 Trivia continues to roll along. As long as we have people interested in it, and enjoying it, we will continue to fire trivia questions at your twice-weekly. This is installment #433.

Let’s play!

QUESTION: On November 6, 1943, the Red Army liberated the city of Kiev. This was also the anniversary of a famous event in Russian history. What was that event?

If you like all things related to World War 2, we are sure you will enjoy playing the exciting World War 2 flight simulator, Aces High.

Sign up for a free two-week download, but prepare yourself for nonstop action and fun.

ANSWER: November 6 was the anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Perhaps our first question should be this: do you know what a combat flight simulator is? After we answer that question, then we can move on to the question in the title of this article.

What is a combat flight simulator?

Combat flight simulators are vehicle simulation games, amateur flight simulator computer programs used to simulate military aircraft and their operations. 

They are usually classified into various categories according to time period or the type of aircraft that are featured. For example, our game is called Aces High, and it is a World War 2 flight simulator, meaning we place you into scenarios where combat happens in the years 1939-1945.

You can buy these games for game consoles, or you can pay a monthly fee for online computer games, and many of them are known as MMO games, meaning you play against a multitude of online players in a massive gaming arena worldwide in real time. Our own Aces High is one such online game.

What do these combat simulators cost?

The game console games can cost between $50 and $100. The online gaming can cost anywhere from $10 to $20 per month. Aces High, for example, costs $14.95 per month for unlimited play, 24/7, 365, with a free two-week download also offered, giving potential customers a chance to try out the game before committing to the monthly payment.

And now for the question we posed earlier

Have you ever played a combat flight simulator?

If you have, you already know how much fun they are. If you have not, this article is for you.

What can you expect? You can expect non-stop action. You can expect to strategize and to compete against some of the best flight sim players in the world. You can expect to plan battles and to work in concert with other players for an objective. And you can expect non-stop fun!

All for $14.95 per month! That is a deal which is very hard to beat!

What skills do you need to play a World War 2 flight simulator?

Really, your skill-set isn’t terribly important in playing a combat simulator. We teach you everything you need to know once you sign on. We walk you through all of the mechanisms and techniques, and you will learn as you go, and you will learn from interacting with other more experienced players. We estimate it will take you about a week of continual playing before you start feeling confident in your gaming abilities.

What support will you have when you sign up with Aces High?

All the support you will ever need! We offer training videos, forums, one-on-one instruction, and more articles than you can ever read. Our staff and tireless team of volunteers will work closely with you, giving you as much support as you ask for, at any time, on any day. It is all there for you to learn and to hone your gaming skills.

So, what say you? Would you like to fly a bombing run over Italy in 1944? Would you like to take part in a sea battle in the Pacific Theater against the Japanese? Aces High will deliver! Strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High!