WWII History

World War 2 Trivia is back, Installment #448, and we think we have a question which is going to stump you this week. Are you ready for the challenge?

QUESTION: On May 6, 1944, there are heavy Allied bombings of the European mainland. Those bombings were in preparation for what event?

Thankfully we don’t fight air battles any longer over the European mainland, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the split-second decisions and actions of a fighter pilot. Sign up for Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude, and rule the skies over Europe or the Pacific.

ANSWER: The bombing campaign of May 6th was in preparation for Operation Overlord, scheduled for June 5th.

With so many online games to choose from, a fair question would be this: why would one choose to play flight simulation games like Aces High? What makes flight simulation games worthwhile?

We are going to attempt to answer that question in this article, we being Aces High, the leader in World War 2 flight simulators.

From our website page

“High fidelity flight simulation is the heart of Aces High but it doesn't end there.  A war rages on the ground and at sea.  Engage enemy armor in tank combat.  Protect your fleet as a gunner or make a torpedo run in a PT boat.  Lead an assault in an amphibious vehicle.  With over 100 warbirds, vehicles, and boats available, you have access to a vast virtual arsenal.

Take part in special events such as historical scenarios where famous battles are recreated and reimagined or try your hand at air racing at tree top level against skilled competitors.”

Dig a little deeper into that last passage

As soon as you log onto to Aces High, you have a choice of various arenas currently open, and you are told the number of players who are currently involved in those each of those arenas. We aren’t just talking about any players; we are talking about some of the best flight sim players in the world. If you are a gamer who wants to be tested by the best, you’ll find the best waiting for you on Aces High.

You’ll then decide on the virtual arsenal you will use in the battle. You will then decide your strategy for that battle. And when you are ready, you’ll climb in the cockpit, put on your helmet, and rule the skies of Aces High.

Once you conquer one arena, move onto another, and another, testing your skills continually against the best gamers on Earth, 24/7, 365, in a virtual, unending, raucous continual battle over the Western Front of World War 2, the Eastern Front, and the Pacific Theater of World War 2.

But that’s not all!

Take part in special events. Each week we offer historical scenarios of famous battles. We recreate them and find out how you would handle yourself in those historical settings. How would you do in the Battle of Britain? How would you do in the Normandy Invasion, or the Battle of Leyte?

And when you’re tired of taking part in battles (as if that’s even possible), you can test your skills in special events like air racing and others, all aiming to declare a King of the Air on any given week.

Why Aces High?

As if we haven’t answered that question already, let us say this: Aces High has been around for twenty years, since 2000, and been one of the leading flight sim games for that long. That kind of longevity only happens if you are delivering the goods. Aces High delivers challenges. Aces High delivers nonstop excitement. In a crowded retail world overflowing with wannabes and imposters, Aces High is one of the originals, the King of the Hill, taking on all comers.

And we are waiting for you!

This is the 446th installment of World War 2 Trivia, brought to you by Aces High, the exciting combat simulator which puts you in the action in World War 2 arenas, fighting it out against the best gamers in the world. Sign up today!

QUESTION: On August 21, 1944, the Dumbarton Oaks Conference began. What was the importance of this conference?

Listen, we don’t expect you to just sign up for Aces High without trying it. That is why we enthusiastically offer a free two-week download of Aces High, a chance for you to test the game, kick the tires, and drive it around awhile before you commit your money to it. Download it today!

ANSWER: The Dumbarton Oaks Conference set up the basic structure of the United Nations.

How much longer will World War 2 Trivia appear on this website? It’s anyone’s guess. As long as people are enjoying this offering from HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High, the leader in World War 2 flight simulators, we will just keep on keeping on.

Let’s play #447!

QUESTION: On April 22, 1944, Operations Reckless and Persecution began. What was the mission of these two operations?

Have you played Aces High? Do you have any desire to play a MMO game and fight some battles in World War 2, from the comfort of your home? Try our free two-week download of Aces High today.

ANSWER: Operations Reckless and Persecution were designed to cut off Japanese forces in Wewak.

There are so many World War 2 flight simulators on the market; how do you choose from them all? How can you make an informed decision which one is the best?

This article will help you to make that decision. Follow this simple suggestion and then make the only decision which makes any sense at all.

The overwhelming numbers of flight simulators

Listen, we get it. Do a Google search of World War 2 flight simulators and you will get a couple million hits for that search.


Ask for professional reviews and you will find dozens of articles about which flight sim games to try, which to buy, and which to avoid, but the thing is, they all offer different recommendations. With dozens of World War 2 flight simulators to choose from, is it any wonder the opinions are all over the place with regards to which one is the best?


Go to the individual gaming websites and every single one of them will promise you excitement, challenges, and hours of great entertainment. Every single one of them!


So how, then, do you make your choice?

Take them for a test flight!

Listen, you are making a decision on a game which you will be playing for hundreds of hours. The only way to find the game which offers the excitement and challenge you want is to play the various games and make a decision based on the test flights.

In other words, seek out the games which offer free downloads/free trial periods before committing.

Take Aces High for example.

Aces High is a combat simulator first released to the public in 2000. It is one of the flagships among flight sim games, and after twenty years it is still going strong. One of the things which makes Aces High so appealing to newcomers is the fact that the makers of Aces High, HiTech Creations, offers a purely transparent free two-week download of Aces High for you to enjoy, inspect, and test out.

For two weeks you are able to play Aces High, an exciting MMO game, against gamers from around the world, 24/7 if you want. For two weeks you are able to interact in forums on the Aces High website. You are able to ask your questions to experienced Aces High players. You are able to test out the game, get accustomed to the controls and rules, and take part in actual battles.

Only at the end of that two-week trial period do you make the decision to sign up and pay the monthly fee, or go another direction with another game.

That’s how confident the folks at HiTech Creation are. They are sure that if you play their game, you will become a monthly member, and they step up to the plate with an offer you can’t refuse.

The only way, then, to choose from among the many World War 2 flight simulators: Try them out, for free, before you sign up. And if a game does not offer a free trial period, pass that game by and move on to the next one on the list.

Aces High invites you to try our exciting combat flight simulator. We are that confident!