WWII History

World War 2 Trivia #414 is here. If you think you know a thing or two about World War 2, this is your opportunity to dazzle your friends with your knowledge.

QUESTION: On August 15, 1942, the Malta Convoy ends when one tanker and four merchant ships make it to that island to resupply them. What was the name given to that Operation?

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ANSWER: The Malta Operation was called Operation Pedestal!

Just for giggles, we recently did a Google search of our product name, Aces High, our exciting and challenging World War 2 flight simulator. The search produced these four results:

  • Aces High – 1976 film starring Malcolm McDowell and Christopher Plummer
  • Aces High – a song by the English rock group Iron Maiden
  • Aces High – a World War 1 museum with war art, two locations, one in the UK and one in France
  • Aces High – the exciting combat simulator produced by HiTech Creations and released in 2000.

Now, as much as we love movies, and as much as we love a good rock song and beautiful painting, we are here for only one reason, and that reason is Aces High, the leader in World War 2 flight simulators, first introduced on the market in 2000, and celebrating its twentieth anniversary as one of the absolute best combat simulators on the market.

Why the best?

We are going to spend the remainder of this article telling you why we believe our game is the best of the best, expounding on four main reasons:

  • Outstanding graphics
  • Helpful staff
  • Longevity
  • Constant improvement

Let’s look at each of those in more detail.

Outstanding graphics

Aces High dazzled with graphics in 2000. Can you imagine how much better we are twenty years later? Phrases like display resolution, refresh rate, texture quality, and anti-aliasing, and tessellation me something to us, and our mastery and knowledge of those graphics basics is the reason why Aces High seems so lifelike. Our prose, our designers, are at the top of their game, and their game is to provide the most realistic online combat simulator you have ever played.

Mark us accomplished!

Constant help available to players

From the moment you download Aces High, you are inundated and surrounded by help. We have forums where players hang out and discuss the game, the strategies, and the best ways to improve. We have training videos which explain every aspect of our combat simulator with attitude. We have a helpful, supportive staff which will arrange to work with players one-on-one if necessary, and we have countless articles on every aspect of our game.

If you need help, we have what you need.

Mark us helpful!


Twenty years! Aces High exploded on the scene when the gaming industry was just learning how to navigate the ripe internet/computer arena. We immediately established our niche and was hailed as one of the best. Twenty years later, and countless competitors coming and going, we are still standing.

Can you imagine how much hard work went into maintaining our standing in this highly competitive market? There’s an old saying in the gaming industry: you can’t fool gamers! Dedicated and experienced games know quality, and for twenty years they have known Aces High stands for high-quality.

Mark us Top Dog!

Constantly improving

Every single year, for twenty years, we have tinkered and replaced and upgraded our game. Every single year for twenty years. We have a team of experts and all they do is try to find ways to improve our game.

They are relentless, and you are the beneficiary of that relentlessness.

Mark us ever-changing!

So, there you go! Try our free two-week download of Aces High today. Strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High. You won’t be disappointed if you are a flight sim player.

Welcome back to World War 2 Trivia, #412. We are happy that you joined us this week. Let’s toss out our question and see how you do.

QUESTION: On July 18, 1942, the Germans had a test flight of the Messerschmitt Me 262 V3. Why was that test flight, of that aircraft, significant?

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ANSWER: The Messerschmitt, on that test flight, used only its jet engines for the first time, signaling a huge step forward in the propulsion of fighter aircraft for the Germans.

World War 2 Trivia is your chance to dazzle your friends with your knowledge of World War 2. Installment #413 begins now.

QUESTION: On August 7, 1942, American forces invaded Gavutu, Guadalcanal, Tulaggi, and Tanambogo in the Solomon Islands. What was the name of this Operation?

Aces High puts you in the action of World War 2. You fly aircraft into battle. You control the movement of ships and ground vehicles. Sound interesting? Are you looking for a challenge? Try our free two-week download of Aces High today. Fly the skies with Aces High today!

ANSWER: The invasion of the Solomon Islands was known as Operation Watchtower!

It is hard to adequately explain to someone what it is like to play a great military combat flight simulator. It’s like trying to explain what it’s like to walk on the moon, or what it’s like to hang-glide. Until you’ve done it, words really are inadequate.

Fortunately, it is not our purpose to explain it today. Our purpose is to give you a short guide which will help you to pick out what you will find in a great military combat flight simulator, so let’s get right to it.

By the way, we are HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude, and yes, after twenty years in this business, we will be blowing our own horn a bit in this article.

Attributes of a great combat flight simulator

The following are what we believe are the most important attributes of a truly great combat simulator:

  • Realistic
  • Fantastic graphics
  • True to history
  • Helpful staff
  • A feeling of community

Let’s look at each of these in a bit more detail.


This is no longer your parents’ gaming world. The reign of Pong is over. Today, games like Aces High make you believe you are actually in the cockpit of a World War 2 aircraft, flying over Belgium, engaged in a dogfight. Your pulse quickens, sweat forms on your forehead, and you find yourself short of breath as you engage the enemy. If those things don’t happen while you are playing a flight sim game, you are not playing the best.


The graphics of Aces High when we first introduced our game, and the graphics of our game today, twenty years later, well, the comparison is like night and day. We are constantly improving our graphics. We have new versions of Aces High seemingly monthly. We have a whole team of programmers working daily on the graphics, to make our game as mind-blowingly stunning as possible. Compare Aces High with a couple other online flight sim games. You will immediately see the difference.

Historically accurate

It would be impossible to relate to you how many hours we at HiTech Creations have poured over military books, history book, and photo books, looking for little details to add to our aircraft, tanks, and ships. Before we were gaming buffs we were history buffs. Historical accuracy may not be terribly important with regards to actually playing a flight sim game, but we believe it is crucial for authenticity.

Would you like to know what it’s like to carry out a mission over the Western Front of World War Two? Try Aces High!

Helpful staff

Forums . . . videos . . . one-on-one couching . . . articles . . . from the moment you sign on with Aces High, your training begins, and it is there for you every single moment of every single day . . . and you should expect nothing less.


When you download a game like Aces High, you are signing on to be a member of that MMO community. If you don’t feel that sense of helpful, supportive community, try a different game.

We mean it! If you don’t feel like you are important on Aces High, drop us like a hot potato.

Give us a try! Strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High combat flight simulator. You won’t be disappointed.