WWII History

World War 2 Trivia is a bi-weekly feature of Aces High, the exciting combat flight simulator, created by HiTech Creations. We invite you to test your knowledge of World War Two with Installment #427.

QUESTION: May of 1943 was known as “Black May” by the Germans. Why did they refer to that month in that way?

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ANSWER: “Black May” referred to the staggering loss of German U-boats in the Atlantic, sunk by Allied anti-submarine tactics.

If you have never played World War 2 Trivia, we welcome you to #426. You can find challenging trivia questions on this site each week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

And now it’s time for today’s question.

QUESTION: On May 22, 1943, the Allies bombed Sicily and Sardinia. Why were those two sites bombed?

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ANSWER: the Allies bombed Sicily and Sardinia because they were both possible landing sites for the Germans.

We have been offering World War 2 Trivia questions now for quite some time, this being #425. We hope you enjoy it. We roll this out every Tuesday and Thursday, and will continue to do so as long as you are enjoying it.

Let’s see what we have for you today.

QUESTION: On May 7, 1943, the British captured Tunis and the Americans captured Bizerte. In which country did this happen?

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ANSWER: Tunis and Bizerte are in the country of Tunisia.

A quick glance at the number of choices of combat simulators reveals dozens available for you to sample and/or purchase. The question then becomes this: what should you look for in a combat simulator? How does one know they are getting what they wanted when they pay for, and download, a new flight sim game? You can only learn so much about games from gaming magazine reviews. Hopefully, this article will give you more assistance in choosing from among all the games available.

This article aims to answer that question, brought to you by HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude. Visit our website for more information about your exciting MMO game, or give us a call with specific questions.

Now, what to look for in an online combat simulator


Maybe you don’t care about graphics, but the fact is most flight sim gamers do, and they care a great deal. How detailed are the aircraft, the ships, the ground vehicles? How much attention to detail was given in creating a particular game? How historically accurate is the game? These are things that matter to real, hardcore World War 2 flight simulator players, and this is one way to separate the rookies from the pros in the gaming industry.

Is it easy to learn and to play?

You pay your money, you download the game, and then you spend hours of confusion trying to learn how to enter into online battle and navigate through the site. Does that sound like fun to you?

Aces High offers forums. Aces high offers training videos and training articles and one-on-one instruction should you need it. You are never alone when you play Aces High, and if that is not true of other flight sim games, steer clear of them.

What kind of support do you have?

It should be constant, and the support should be quickly responsive to your needs. You are paying good money to play an online game like Aces High. You shouldn’t have to wait ten, fifteen, twenty minutes for an answer to your question, and the website should be very easy to navigate through.

Does it meet your needs and desires?

This, really, is where the rubber meets the road. If the game does not satisfy your needs and desires as a gamer, it really isn’t worth playing. There are too many to choose from; why settle for second best? Why pay good money when what you wanted is not delivered?

Is a trial period offered?

And this, to us at HiTech Creations, is an important litmus test: does the game offer a free trial period so that you can get your feet wet and see what the game is like? Aces High does! We offer a free two-week download of Aces High.

Other games should as well!

A word about Aces High

We came on the market in 2000. For twenty years we have been mentioned among the leaders in combat flight simulators, and you only achieve that kind of longevity if you are good at what you do.

Find out for yourselves. Strap on your helmets and fly the skies with Aces High. We will welcome you with open arms in combat.

World War 2 Trivia is back with Installment #424. You know how it works: we toss you a question about World War 2, and it becomes quickly obvious just how much you know. Maybe you are another Ken Jennings, from Jeopardy, or maybe you are another Ken Bobke, from nowhere. Let’s find out!

QUESTION: On April 26, 1943, the British attacked and captured “Longstop Hill,” a key position on the breakout road towards what city in what country?

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ANSWER: “Longstop Hill” was a key position on the road to Tunis, in Tunisia, North Africa!