Who Am I? – 1
From a range of clues can you guess the name of the person/celebrity?
If you want to use this in your Pub Quiz the points reduce after each clue is asked e.g If there are 9 clues, the person who answers after 1 clue gets 9 points. 2 clues and they receive 8 points etc. Enjoy.
He was born to farming parents Susie Mae and Albert Hal in Myra, West Virginia, and graduated from high school in Hamlin, West Virginia.
• He had two brothers, Roy and Hal, Jr., and two sisters, Doris Ann (killed by Roy with a shotgun while still an infant
• His first experience with the military was as a teen at the Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin
• 1945, he married Glennis Dickhouse, and the couple had four children
• The name is an Anglicized form of the German name for: “hunter and so is common among immigrants of that community.
• He is the uncle of former well known baseball catcher
• He enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) on September 12, 1941, and became an aircraft mechanic at George Air Force Base, Victorville, California.
• At enlistment, he was not eligible for flight training because of his age and educational background,
• But he gained entry into the air force into World War II less than two months later,
• Blessed with unusually sharp vision which once enabled him to shoot a deer at 600 yards he displayed natural talent as a pilot and was accepted for flight training.
• He initially trained as a fighter pilot, (earning a seven-day grounding order for pruning a tree belonging to a local farmer during a training flight),
• He went overseas with the group on November 23, 1943.
• Stationed in the United Kingdom he flew P-51 Mustangs in combat
• He demonstrated outstanding flying skills and combat leadership. On October 1944, he became the first pilot to make “ace in a day,” shooting down five enemy aircraft in a single mission
• He remained in the Air Force after the war, becoming a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base
• He broke 3 ribs and then went on to break something else that remained top secret at the time.
And here’s the answer