I became Stalin chapter 50
Hundreds of people were watching the newly completed runway on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean’s jade waters, just as the skirmish had just begun over England.
On the runway, six state-of-the-art four-round heavy bombers were waiting for takeoff with a red Hackenkreuz painted on them. Everyone was smiling while sweating profusely under the scorching sun. finally! finally!
“Gentlemen! You’ve worked hard all this time. We’re going into operation now!”
“Waaaaah! Long live the Führer! Long live the victory!”
When a colonel in the National Defense Force in charge of the operation raised his right fist to the sky from the improvised platform, everyone burst into shouts. An hour ago, the radio arrived from my home country. The pelican should immediately head towards the target.
The outline of Operation Pelican was simple. surprise war against the United States.
The U.S. naval power was certainly not to be underestimated. Aside from its allies Japan and the British navy, which had already sunk most of them into the cold waters of the Atlantic, the U.S. Navy was the only naval force capable of confronting the Axis combined fleet.
The heads of their home countries who were well aware of the enormous productivity of the United States were therefore extremely wary of the United States.
But the American fleet had a fatal weakness: it was divided into the vast Americas.
The Atlantic fleet had to travel enormous distances to operate in the Pacific. Approximately 6,000 kilometers from Norfolk, Virginia, home port of the American Atlantic Fleet, to Scapa Flo in northern England.
However, it is 8,000 kilometers from Norfolk to San Francisco in the western United States, and 13,000 kilometers to Hawaii, the home port of the Pacific Fleet. The trip to and from the Atlantic Ocean would have been shorter. If sailing at 15 knots (28 km/h), the cruising speed of battleships of this era, it would take 20 days to make a round trip between Hawaii and Norfolk.
Even this takes into account the fact that there is the Panama Canal, which is about 12,000 kilometers, that is, a figure that has been shortened in half.
What if there is no Panama Canal? The range did not allow the Iowa-class battleships to even reach American ports in the Atlantic Ocean without a one-stop stopover at Pearl Harbor. During an imminent war, battleships, a strategic weapon, have to vacate the battlefield for more than a month.
With this in mind, the Führer came up with a plan to split the US navy in half.
“Let him drop six Junge bombs on the Panama Canal and the dam that supports him, rendering the Panama Canal unusable, making America’s organic fleet operation impossible!”
At the same time, our ally, Japan, will be able to defeat the American will to war by ambushing the US Pacific Fleet and cutting down its fleet power on both sides! The Führer strongly insisted on a surprise attack on Panama, and the Navy agreed with skepticism.
An operation called ‘Operation Pelican’ was drafted to implement this.
Prior to Operation Gibraltar, heavy bombers were disassembled into parts and transported to South America on submarines. Nazi soldiers who also secretly infiltrated Colombia gathered on this uninhabited island to be used as a take-off location for bombers and built a runway.
The destination is Gatun Dam, which maintains the water level of the Panama Canal. If this place was destroyed, the Panama Canal would have no choice but to stop functioning as ships could not be hoisted over. And the American fleet… had to face the world’s second and third largest fleets, ‘isolated’ in each ocean.
Six bombers took off. Each of them loaded a seismic bomb on his Jung.
“Victory or death!”
The bomber squadron commander left the radio with a determined cry. Of course, he won’t die. Even though the Americans had made Panama independent and owned the Panama Canal, it seemed that they could not even imagine that someone would come and destroy the canal.
There were no facilities capable of intercepting bombers, and as soon as the dam was destroyed, the bomber squadron would fly north and seek exile in neutral Costa Rica. It was predicted that there would be no threat to life, even if angry Americans demanded that they be released.
“Long live Germany!”
Soldiers now paid a Nazi salute to the rear view of the bombers that had taken off and headed for Panama. I wish you success and return home safely.
“Hey! I can see the dam over there!”
Over and over again, we played a simulation game of dropping earthquake bombs on dams with maps and models. This squadron is the gathering place of those who received the highest evaluation out of the 16 teams that participated in the mock war. The flight commander was confident of victory.
Americans didn’t seem to even understand what the hell these planes were and for what purpose they came. Let alone the anti-aircraft fire that had been expected in the mock warfare, there was no communication to reveal the identity.
Even in November, the tropical sun scorched the planes, and all conditions were perfect.
“Drop towards the dam from number 6!”
To destroy the dam with certainty, six planes drop bombs one by one, step by step. As a result, dive bombing could not be attempted due to the enormous weight of the Junge bomb.
Grosser Junge, who was hit by an intermittent car, dug into the ground next to the canal and caused a huge explosion. Sighs flowing through the no-view. The people on earth seemed to wonder if they realized the attack now. He climbed up the lock and saw the huge cargo ship that was about to cross the canal, as splashes of water splashed on it.
one more step. Half of the dam collapsed. Another huge splash of water erupted and the water stored in the dam poured down. Dam Break! half wave! Number 4 again! Now, it was as if half of the purpose had been achieved, but there is no room for such an operation again. The dam had to be destroyed as much as possible.
No. 4 and No. 3 miss, and Gros Junge of No. 2 succeeds in completely destroying the dam. The wreckage of the dam has disappeared into a huge waterfall that has just been created… and it will take quite some time to restore it. The flight commander thought so.
Now, as one of the squadron’s shogi, only Jung remains.
All other aircraft fled northward after the bombing and headed for Costa Rica. The flight squadron was now hovering in the air to aim for another target. No anti-aircraft guns or fighter jets. Just do your best and aim for the final goal. The goal is…
“Bomb drop! Target… hit!”
The victim was a cargo ship that could not get out of the canal. Restoring the dam will make the canal usable again, and the current raid will eventually be useless.
To be sure of strangling America, it was better to sink that cargo ship so that ships could not pass through it, so that the canal could not be used even after the dam was restored. The Führer ordered that any means be used.
A correctly dropped five-ton bomb fell beside the cargo ship, literally splitting it in half. The cargo ship split in the middle started to sink with small explosions, and the flight commander notified the expedition headquarters by radio.
“The dam was destroyed. In addition, one cargo ship was sunk. Operation success!”
The expedition headquarters responded with cheers. The flight commander now followed the departing men to the north. Alas, you big-nosed Yankees. Fuck you now
His cousin was a U-boat crew member. American destroyers have attacked U-boats on patrol to sink cargo ships headed for Britain without a declaration of war, and his brother was caught unlucky and buried in the cold waters of the North Atlantic.
He couldn’t answer to his nephew, who innocently asked when his father would return, at his father’s funeral, which was held without a body.
‘Your father was murdered by Americans. I won’t come back.’
And this dang-suk goes to smashing dams and civilian ships with bombs like this to kill American bastards and make their pups ask their moms and families when Dad’s coming, and make them cry tears of blood! I couldn’t bear to tell the harsh truth.
“If you sleep ten or twenty nights, your father will come.”
“Then will you buy me a present?”
“Yeah, yes. You’re going to bring your favorite big teddy bear. A very large teddy bear. Instead… it’s going to take more than 20 nights to get you a big teddy bear? I think I’ll have to sleep a hundred nights.”
“I hate that. I want you to come quickly. I miss you.”
At that time, the sister-in-law could not hold back the tears and began to cry and cry as if it exploded. He could not cover his eyes with the bereaved families of other soldiers. He looked like he was about to cry, but he bit his lip.
“No. No. Good children have to be patient. Dad went to the sea for the sake of the Führer.”
But the nephew’s attention was focused on my crying mother.
“Mom, why are you crying? Mom, don’t cry. Mom, you shouldn’t cry. Then you’re a bad adult.”
I remember one autumn evening when it was pouring rain. It felt like my eyes were getting hot.
Perhaps a first-class special is possible. A medal or a medal or two with a fairly heavy bounty may also be awarded. Then… I have to buy him a teddy bear. with a pretty big one.
By the time it no longer feels big, I may be able to understand my father’s absence. There is a big difference between understanding and accepting, but you can still live in a better world. Understanding that my father’s sacrifice was… the foundation of the world.
Costa Rica is not far. The radio came from the promised airfield. Land on runway 4 Land on runway 4 German with a strong Spanish accent, somehow made him laugh out loud. Don’t you know if there’s a teddy bear in this town?
“Dear Vice-President, I would like to inform the various members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Yesterday, on November 21, 1941, on that day of shame for all of us, the Panama Canal, rightfully in the possession of the United States of America, was subjected to a sudden and deliberate attack by the German Air Force. .”
The audience was all silent. Roosevelt hit the podium. Due to his poor health, he was always in a wheelchair, but only today, he stood up and gave a speech.
The contents of the speech were being broadcast all over the country by radio broadcast every minute. Not only North America, but also Central and South American countries were paying attention to Roosevelt’s reaction.
“We, the United States, were at peace with that country, and to maintain peace in the Atlantic…”
“Peace? To sink the submarines?”
“Be quiet! Be quiet!”
Someone shouted during the speech. Probably a Republican isolationist. Democrats currently have 267 seats and Republicans have 162 seats. Minority parties have a total of 4 seats.
Congress supported Democratic President Roosevelt’s declaration of war. However, Republicans still denounced Roosevelt as a pro-Red gang and disliked intervening in the ‘war on the other side of the continent’.
Even some of the Democrats from the South – called Dixie Krat – secretly sabotaged Roosevelt’s plans.
Of course, nearly half of Republicans were outraged by the German Empire for violating the Monroe Doctrine and damaging America’s important strategic assets in the Americas.
Nevertheless, it was pointed out that the US policy of preemptive attack – especially against German submarines and fleets at war with Britain – and support for Britain and the Soviet Union caused the war.
Accusations of supporting Britain, which is struggling despite massive support from the United States, to scrape and crumble. Criticism for distributing all sorts of strategic assets to the Soviet Union, the next adversary, apparently, even though it is blocking them well. Criticism of spreading money abroad even though the economy lacks finances despite economic recovery.
As the economy turned to an upturn due to the export of war materials, criticism on the economic side was minimal, but enough people considered Roosevelt a traitor.
“German forces inflicted serious damage to the United States in the attack on the Panama Canal, and in an attack on the cargo ship Peridot of an accompanying defenseless American shipment, the 214 American citizens aboard the vessel were killed and wounded. In addition, German U-boats from all over the North Atlantic launched attacks on American cargo ships and warships.”
“German forces carried out massive surprise attacks across the Atlantic and Caribbean. The German ambassador’s declaration of war only sent a declaration of war to the Secretary of State 30 minutes before the attack. However, the attack swept the distance between Panama and Germany. From the looks of it, it’s a thoroughly planned raid that’s been planned for days or weeks.”
“As the head of state and the supreme commander of the U.S. military, I will protect the lives and property of our people from the German military by doing everything possible to ensure the security of the country. I don’t know how long it will take to overcome this aggression. , the American people will win! God, help America!”
About a third of Congress cheered enthusiastically at the word of victory. Victory is always sweet. Winning and can guarantee re-election. What if you could build a military factory in your constituency, reduce unemployment, and come up with a bill to win the war?
New war heroes may emerge to prevent re-election, but age is always a good weapon. years of experience leading the war.
for victory! For re-election! God, help me in my election!
“I hereby request that Congress grant the recognition of the state of war between the United States of America and the German Empire, established after the unjust and cowardly attack of Germany on November 21, 1941.”
The vote was obviously in favor of participation in the war. However, the opposing party was too large to ignore. Republican Robert Taft spoke even after Roosevelt’s speech.
“The current invasion can only be described as a catastrophe caused by President Roosevelt’s interventionism. The United States is a God-blessed country and has everything we need on this continent.
The vast land has things to eat, drink, and use, and the Americas are the land promised to us by God. I don’t see any reason why we should be involved in the quarrels of that continent, divided by the vast Atlantic Ocean.”
“Even if Germany truly occupied Britain, it would not dare reach out to the American continent. As in the current ‘clash’, it is possible to strike a few bombers, but a full-scale invasion of the Germans is possible? As long as there is a fleet, they will never be able to reach here. Rather, I dare insist that more attention should be given to the flow of Soviet red ideas into South America.”
The pros and cons often booed Taft’s speeches, but when the Soviet Union was mentioned, everyone was quiet.
Many were uncomfortable with Roosevelt’s pro-friendliness, and wondered whether the Soviet Union and the United States could coexist forever. After Stalin came to power, he turned from the position of revolutionizing the world and declared that he would build socialism in one country, but in the end, wouldn’t there be an export of the world revolution at the end of that line?
Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, on his last visit, spoke bluntly to Americans who doubted the Soviet Union, and gave him a huge gift bag – gold and rare Siberian metals.
However, this act of attracting the likes of the United States itself made me even more suspicious. Even the Soviet Union tried to estrange the relationship between the United States and Japan by continuing to send secret letters stating that Japan would attack the United States. After the German surprise, the US State Department was now wondering why the Soviet Union had separated the US and Japan.
Currently, there is a war between Germany and the Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union and Japan are maintaining a neutral state, so it may not be a quarrel with Germany, and it seems that most of the interpretation of Chief of Staff Marshall is convinced that the antagonism against Japan has no room for the Soviet Union to gain a strategic advantage. did
However, the hardliners of the State Department used to lash out in internal meetings against the Soviet Union’s ‘deception’.
“These bastards are unbelievable seeds!”
“You’re going to send them our American technology-intensive machines!”
The Soviet Union received not only consumables, but also production facilities in large quantities through lending. There were even criticisms of rip-off of the entire facility that would fit into one factory, or taking a plant capable of producing high-octane jet fuel…
But Roosevelt dismissed their objections.
“Without the Soviet Union, we cannot win this war!”
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I became Stalin chapter 50