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Book One World War Three 1946

Book One World War Three 1946
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Friday, January 28, 2011

US Production Problems?

Gorky Park
Bench #346
Sept. 3rd, 1946

Great weather we are having Dim but I have some trouble on my mind. We have some very strange reports coming out of the US. According to some of our best agents, the American’s are having trouble producing their new planes. Other agents are reporting that they were falling short in their recruiting efforts. It’s all very strange comrade. They should be able to start right back up where they left off. In fact most of the other agents say just the opposite yet where are all their reinforcements? Where are the new units that they are expected to field against us. Instead more and more Spanish and old soldiers from the defeated Western Europe countries are manning the lines and the Yankee dogs appear to be pulling out of line slowly according to our frontline troops.

Da they are very disappointed when they kill a poor Spanish instead of a wealthy Yankee. I don’t know what to tell you comrade. All I can say is that I’m glad I’m not the one that will be meeting Maior Egorov to try and explain what you have heard. You have to figure out a way for him to make the decision of who is telling the truth and who is being mislead. I know the commissars will say it is their “preaching” to the masses that is having an effect on the workers of America. They will take the credit for their articles in Pravda. I’m sure all the American’s read it from front to back everyday.

Ha even I don’t believe their crap. Why would a bunch of capitalist pigs do so? Just look at what the French have compared to us. Imagine what the American’s must have. Ah Dim, it will not be a good meeting. I think I will have to buy some better vodka and hope for the best. Egorov loves his vodka.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

OOB Southern Finland by Mad Missouri

War Diary of General Anton Lopatin, Commander, 1st Finnish front By MM
06 September 1946

I, General Anton Ivanovch Lopatin Commanding General of the 1st Finnish front and certify the following to be true:

As of the date of this entry the 1st Finnish Front reports that it is made up of the following category units:

Front HQ Brigade, Vyborg -

13th Guards Army: in combat in southern Finland

13th Guards Rifle Corps
23rd Guards Rifle Division (A)
25th Guards Rifle Division (A)
56th Guards Rifle Division (A)

208th Rifle Corps
320th Rifle Division (C)
324th Rifle Division (C)
267th Rifle Division (C)

41th Rifle Corps
72nd Rifle Division (C)
75th Rifle Division (C)
87th Rifle Division (C)

108th Rifle Corps
230th Rifle Division (C)
234th Rifle Division (C)
134th Rifle Division (C)

17th Cavalry Corps
13th Cavalry Division (C)
29th Cavalry Division (C)
34th Cavalry Division (C)

65th Tank Corps (A)

34th Tank Corps (A)

7th Breakthrough Artillery Division (A)

67th AA Division (A)

23rd NKVD Railroad Security Division

21st NKVD Convoy Forces Sercurity Division

73rd NKVD Convoy Forces Security Division

93rd NKVD Rifle Division

63rd NKVD Rifle Division

8th Guards Army: in reserve in Murmansk

8th Guards Rifle Corps
12th Guards Rifle Division (A)
15th Guards Rifle Division (A)
24th Guards Rifle Division (A)

85th Rifle Corps
90th Rifle Division (B)
91st Rifle Division (B)
80th Rifle Division (B)

109th Rifle Corps
110th Rifle Division (C)
113th Rifle Division (C)
115th Rifle Division (C)

41st Tank Corps (A)

30th Breakthrough Artillery Division (A)

36th AA Division (A)

14th NKVD Rifle Division

24th NKVD Convoy Forces Security Division

11th NKVD Convoy Forces Security Division

3rd Air Army:

80th Fighter Air Division

63rd Fighter Air Division

23rd Fighter Air Division

8th Bombardment Air Division

61st Assault Air Division

8th light bombardment Air Division

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fight for the Pyrenees Skies


September 2, 1946

INDIVIDUAL COMBAT REPORT OF First Lieut. Richard Gardner

A. Mission No. 633, September 1, 1946, 8th Fighter Squadron 9 P-80s

B. Combat Air Patrol, Break Heart Pass Pyrenees Line

C. Time of attack: 0730/K Altitude, 8-10,000 feet

D. I was element leader in White flight an we took off at 0615/K to when radar picked up incoming aircraft. We circled at 15,000 ft. over the pass until being vectored to the targets . At 0730/K we intercepted 5 Yaks of the 15 jet type. We were above them at 8 o'clock. Two of them climbed on me and I dove to make a head on pass. I was hit by a cannon shell that passed right through my left aileron. I pulled up and climbed to 8,000 feet and make a 45 degree head-on pass at two more Yaks with no observed results. Shot once at another on 90 degrees defection and missed. I found myself on the tail of a lone Yak 15 who was unaware of my location. I made a 45 degree deflection shot from the rear and above until he turned almost into me. It was a long burst and he slid off on one wing and crashed east of the pass.

Two more Yaks chase me as I started for home and they finally gave up because they couldn't catch me. I left the area a 0925/K and joined up with the remainder of my flight and we came home and landed at 0955/K

E. I claim one Yak15, destroyed.

Richard Gardner
1st Lt., Air Corps

There, done with that one. Man I hate typing those things.

Well at least you have something to type about. Those Yaks are hard to hit. We’re faster and can climb better but man you just can’t turn with em. Kind of like the Jap Zero. Say did you notice that those ones today had more power than the earlier ones we encountered?

Yeh I did notice it was a little harder to lose those two on my tail. Oh and by the way don’t go head to head with them. Jees those 30 mms put a big hole in my wing. I guess their improving them just like we’re improving our Shooting Stars. We have to keep one step ahead of them or the will be able to both out turn us and catch us and that ain’t a good thing. This ain’t like it was fighting the Jerrys Jack. It’s just not the same. You could count on one hand when you where out numbered. Shoot with this bunch it’s a 50/50 crap shoot. Man they have as many planes as we do. Luckily we’re better at flying but you can’t let up for an instant out there it’s getting on my nerves. I’m having these dreams and…I…

Hey, hey that’s ok… it’s only natural. Listen we’ll be shipping out soon and you’ll get some real R&R then. Come on Dick just think of those babes in…where ever it is we’re going to. They’ll throw themselves at you. You being and Ace and all. Come on let’s get a beer and forget about it.

It’s hard Jack. Three months ago I was starting school. I was a college freshman. I was going to be an engineer and then they pulled me back in to this hell hole. I just got to know my wife again and my son was starting to play ball. God damn commies… I just want to …

Say come on and look at my sketches for my new nose art. See here… it’s that new dame Doris Day. Now she’s a real sweet heart. I hope she brings me good luck. But we won’t need it soon. Listen Dick don’t worry soon all those new boys will be able to take over. Hell I hear we’re going to be replaced by Spanish Kids. They got bigger plans for us. In the mean time we’ll be living the high life with not a care in the world. Come on what-a-yeh-say let’s get that beer.

90mm HVAP by Mad Missouri

Aberdeen Proving Grounds
September 2nd, 1946

Well Sir, what do you think?

That Major is a most impressive test fire. What ammunition type was that? One of the 90mm HVAP rounds?

No, Sir. That was one of the new M99 90mm Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot rounds. We copied the technology from the British. Our first two attempts did not work very well, but the M99 has passed every test and went in to full production the middle of August. It was decided not to send it to our Divisions in Spain, so it’s sure going to be complete surprise to the Russians come spring. The Armor Forces Board was so impressed they asked for 30 rounds per tank for the upcoming operations. That’s half the ammunition load of a T50 Patton tank.

With the way this war is going, I doubt anything we do is a surprise to the Russian. But it sure made short work of that T34/85. What made the turret roof blow off like that?

The ammunition in the turret cooked off, Sir. We set the test tank up with what we think is the normal combat load of fuel and ammunition. Our technical intelligence teams in Spain have been sending back a lot of useful information and captured equipment. It’s seems to be a major design flaw in the T34/85; the Russians used that extra space in the turret rear to store ready ammunition.